Ch 3: CEOE Reading Specialist: Phonological & Phonemic Awareness

About This Chapter

Make sure you have the knowledge needed to answer phonological and phonemic awareness questions on the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment. Engaging video lessons explore the meaning of phonics, teaching strategies and more in this chapter.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Phonological & Phonemic Awareness - Chapter Summary

Studying for the CEOE Reading Specialist assessment can feel like an overwhelming task if you're not sure which exam topics to review. Instructors in this chapter have simplified the process by developing video lessons that explore phonological and phonemic awareness. By reviewing this chapter, you will be ready for test items on the following on exam day:

  • Definitions for decoding and encoding
  • How to distinguish between regular and irregular words
  • Different phonics instructional strategies
  • The stages of phonological development in children
  • Definitions for phoneme and phonemic awareness
  • Different types of morphemes
  • How phonological skills influence literacy development

You'll have a ball reviewing the entertaining lessons in this chapter while making sure you're prepared to address phonological and phonemic awareness questions on exam day. You can watch the videos, or access full transcripts, in any sequence that works best for your studies. If you don't have time to watch or revisit entire videos, take advantage of interactive timelines with handy video tags that let you identify and skip to key topics. To make sure you're ready for questions on the exam, take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam that test your comprehension.

13 Lessons in Chapter 3: CEOE Reading Specialist: Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
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What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview

1. What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we explore phonics and the phonics-based system of teaching students to read and spell, as well as note the major difficulty with such a system.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

2. The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

Though not all children learn to read in the same way and at the same time, there are predictable relationships between some of their steps. This lesson will define decoding and encoding and detail their interplay in a developing reader.

Comparing Phonologically Regular & Irregular Words

3. Comparing Phonologically Regular & Irregular Words

While some words follow the common patterns and rules for sound structure in English, other words do not. This lesson discusses the sound structure of words and how you can distinguish regular words from irregular words.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

4. Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

For many children, phonics instruction is the root of learning to read. In this lesson, you will discover the importance of sound-spelling, blending, and dictation in phonics instruction.

Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

5. Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

Phonics are a fundamental part of learning to read well. But how should they be taught? In this lesson, we'll examine both explicit and implicit approaches to phonics instruction, including the pros and cons of each and example activities.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

6. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

7. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

8. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

9. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

10. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

11. Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

Students learning to read need to be aware of sounds in speech. This lesson outlines these phonemic awareness skills and details age ranges for their development.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

12. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

13. Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

What skills must be developed for a child to learn to read? This lesson focuses on the impact of phonological awareness on literacy development and why even seemingly simple activities are so important.

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