PASS — Promoting Awareness of Speech Sounds

A research-based prereading curriculum for preschool students; Incorporates story time, singing, finger play, and movement activities to offer an engaging learning opportunity

Product Features:

  • Designed from over 10 years of research and empirically validated
  • Aligns with state standards and national Head Start outcomes for English Language Arts
  • Integrates play-based learning and Goldie the Dog hand puppet to motivate student participation and engagement
  • Includes 76, thirty-minute lessons that incorporate rhyming, blending, and segmenting as instructional units
  • Fosters development of phonological awareness skills
Product Item No. Price Qty
PASS — Promoting Awareness of Speech Sounds PASS-10W $495.00
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  • Data Capture
    Data Capture

    This product includes ongoing assessments and progress monitoring tools to capture data and document student achievement.

  • Research Based
    Research Based

    This product uses highly effective instructional strategies supported by research to promote student learning and progress.

  • Standards Alignment
    Standards Alignment

    This product aligns to both state and Common Core standards.




  • 3 units of instruction: Rhyming, Blending, and Segmentation
  • 76 lessons within a clearly constructed scope and sequence to ensure phonological awareness success for children
  • Aligns to state and national standards, including the common core Standards for English Language Arts
  • 9 popular storybooks linked to the curriculum
  • Suggestions for modeling and effective instructional feedback
  • Criterion-based assessment to monitor progress (that aligns with Response-to-Intervention—RTI—programs)

Three spiralbound Teacher’s Guides: Rhyming, 62 pages, Blending, 70 pages, Segmentation, 120 pgs., spiralbound Student Flip Book, 288 pages, spiralbound Implementation Guide, 90 pages, Goldie the puppy puppet, 9 storybooks, 7 game boards with game pieces, 380 game cards, miscellaneous manipulative materials based on a puppy theme.

Written by Froma Roth, PhD, CCC-SLP, Colleen Worthington, MS, CCC-SLP and Gary Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP. Includes PDF on Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts, 2012.


Supporting Research Articles:

Roth, F., Troia, G., Worthington, C., & Handy, D. (2006). Promoting awareness of sounds in speech (PASS): The effects of intervention and stimulus characteristics on the blending performance of preschool children with communication impairments. Learning Disability Quarterly, 29(2), 67-88.


Related Research Articles:

  • PASS Research
  • PASS References
  • Additional Info

    Additional Info

    Subject English Language Arts, Literacy, Speech and Language
    Age Group Pre-K
    Author Froma Roth, PhD, CCC-SLP; Colleen Worthington, MS, CCC-SLP; Gary Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP
    ISBN 1-57861-781-2
    Format Print

    Samples and Support