Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness


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What is phonemic awareness?

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1. How many phonemes are in the word dog?

2. Which skill is not screened for phonemic awareness?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the purpose and process of phonemic awareness instruction. Answer questions about counting phonemes in a given word and the first step in teaching phonemic awareness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these practice questions to see how much you know about:

  • What phonemic awareness is
  • Elements of phonemic awareness instruction
  • The skills teachers screen in a phonemic awareness assessment

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - infer the correct order of steps in phonemic awareness instruction from the situational example given in the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - choose the correct definition of the key term phonemic awareness
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about phonemes to choose how many phonemes are in a particular word

Additional Learning

For more specifics about how to teach phonemic awareness, read the corresponding lesson called Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness. This lesson covers:

  • The difference between phonics and phonemic awareness
  • A student-teacher example demonstrating how to properly assess and teach phonemic awareness
  • How to break down words into individual phonemes
  • Specific teaching methods for reinforcing phonemic awareness