Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples Video


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What is a phoneme?

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1. If you were to segment the word 'peach' into different phonemes, how many phonemes would there be?

2. Why is it important to understand phonemes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phonemes are an important component of sound in speech, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their traits and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on several aspects of phonemes, including:

  • Their definition and significance
  • Phoneme segmentation
  • The number of phonemes in the English language
  • Consonant blends

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define phoneme
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between phonemes that do and do not constitute consonant blends
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of phonemes and phoneme segmentation

Additional Learning

The lesson Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples covers this topic in greater detail. You'll find additional information on the following:

  • Examples of phonemes and segmentation
  • What constitutes a consonant blend
  • How phonics is used