Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities


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The link between written and spoken language is called:

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1. The ability to recognize that words are made up of a variety of sound units is called ____ awareness.

2. Recognizing phonemes is the key quality of ____ awareness.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To succeed in reading and writing, students need to possess phonemic and phonological awareness. This quiz will gauge the extent of your knowledge about these topics with fill-in-the-blank style questions that focus on definitions of words such as phoneme and phonemic awareness.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With the aid of these evaluation tools, you can measure how well you understand the following:

  • Spoken and written language links
  • Sound unit recognition
  • Identifying phonemes
  • Language's smallest unit
  • A use for blends and letter substitution

Skills Practiced

This corresponding quiz and worksheet can help you refine the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about phonemes
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding phonological and phonemic awareness and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding phonics

Additional Learning

You can view the video lesson called Phonemic and Phonological Awareness: Definitions and Activities to gain additional insight into this important aspect of reading instruction. Topics you will review beyond the quiz are as follows:

  • Connections between phonics and reading
  • Strategies for phonological awareness
  • Activities to increase phonological and phonemic awareness