Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy


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The system of relationships between written and spoken language is called:

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1. Tanisha explains to her class the phonics rule that an 'e' at the end of a word is usually silent in English. She is using ____ phonics instruction.

2. Clarissa decides to teach the 'sh' sound by reading a poem where every line starts with a word with 'sh' in it. She is using ____ phonics instruction.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Implicit instruction and explicit instruction are two ways to teach phonics. See what you know about both by using these self-assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • Phonics instruction that includes giving an explanation of phonics rules to students
  • The kind of phonics instruction that involves modeling of phonetic pronunciations
  • Name of the system of relationships between written and spoken language

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of phonics instruction that may cause children to view reading as a chore
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding the kind of phonetic instruction that is more scientifically supported for its efficacy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on phonics instruction

Additional Learning

Learn more about phonics instruction by reviewing the lesson titled Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy. Objectives covered include:

  • Knowing the significance of phonics to reading
  • Reviewing examples of each type of phonics instruction
  • Understanding the benefits of using the different types of phonics instruction