What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview


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Phonics-based systems focus on teaching students _____.

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1. The basic sounds made in the English language that are taught in a phonics-based system are called _____.

2. Approximately how many phonemes are in the English language?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at the goals and components of phonics-based systems, with questions addressing their educational application and the concept of phonemes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet poses questions on the following:

  • The educational focus and function of phonics-based systems
  • The term describing the basic sounds used within a phonics-based system
  • How many phonemes the English language possesses
  • Methods of teaching irregular words within phonics-based systems

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important information from the lesson on the goals and workings of phonics-based systems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately identify the term describing basic sounds used in phonics-based systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the amount of phonemes within the English language

Additional Learning

To learn more about this educational tool, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Know what is usually taught first in phonics-based systems
  • Distinguish between the traditional definition of phonics and its application to education
  • Understand the role of association in phonics