Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities


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The link between written and spoken language is called:

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1. The ability to recognize that words are made up of a variety of sound units is called ____ awareness.

2. Recognizing phonemes is the key quality of ____ awareness.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and printable worksheet are designed to test your understanding of phonemic and phonological awareness. Multiple-choice questions check your ability to identify different forms of awareness and gauge your knowledge of other aspects of language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Term describing the connection between written and spoken language
  • Type of awareness focused on words being made up of various sound units
  • Type of awareness that showcases an ability to recognize phonemes
  • Word describing the smallest unit of language
  • Type of awareness best taught with substitutions of letters and blends to make new words

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding different forms of awareness
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the link between written and spoken language and the smallest unit of language
  • Reading comprehension - read and pull essential information from the accompanying lesson covering definitions of phonemic and phonological awareness and related activities

Additional Learning

The lesson accompanying this quiz and worksheet is called Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities. Review this lesson to learn more about the following:

  • Definition of phonology
  • Difference between phonemic and phonological awareness
  • Activities that can aid in the development of phonological awareness