Bottom-Up Approach to Reading Instruction


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The bottom-up method of teaching reading differs from other strategies in that _____.

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1. In bottom-up reading method students need to learn that letters in various combinations produce certain sounds, called _____.

2. In bottom-up reading methods, 'automaticity' refers to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of teaching reading with a bottom-up approach. You'll review your knowledge of how this method works and how it compares to other teaching strategies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The focus of this quiz and worksheet is to address what you know about:

  • How the bottom-up method differs from other strategies
  • The term for the sounds letters make in different combinations
  • What 'automaticity' refers to
  • The concept that needs to be taught before phonemes

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret what 'automaticity' means in the bottom-up approach
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about the order of concepts to answer a question about what needs to be taught before phonemes
  • Information recall - see if you remember how lessons should be in order to allow students to experience phonics in a variety of ways

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this method in the lesson titled Bottom-Up Approach to Reading Instruction. In this lesson, you'll find a more detailed account of:

  • When the bottom-up approach was popularized
  • The steps in teaching phonics
  • Defining phonemes
  • What phonics emphasizes teaching
  • Examples of reading comprehension skills