Teaching Word Patterns as a Decoding Strategy


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How does teaching word patterns support Piaget's theory about cognitive development?

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1. Which of these activities would you use to develop phonemic awareness among students who are not yet reading words?

2. What is an open sort?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself and your understanding of word patterns with this quiz/worksheet combo. Questions will focus on theory as well as specific vocabulary from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will help you practice concepts like:

  • What an open sort is
  • Common tools used when manipulating words
  • Activities that can be used to develop phonemic awareness in students

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how teaching word patterns supports Piaget's theory about cognitive development
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as what an open sort is
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about likely tools used for manipulating words

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about word theory and would like to know more, read the lesson titled Teaching Word Patterns as a Decoding Strategy. It will help you understand topics such as:

  • The differences between prefixes and suffixes
  • How a teacher can used closed sorts to aid in student development
  • Ways knowledge of word families can help students recognize unfamiliar words