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Decoding & Fluency Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary
Our engaging chapter outlines fluency and decoding teaching strategies for your quick review. You'll study implicit and explicit phonics approaches to literacy, as well as strategies to use when teaching sight words, root words and more. These lessons are designed to assist you in achieving the following objectives:
- Detail the dictation, blending and sound-spelling methods for teaching phonics
- Use effective teaching strategies for phonics
- Teach prefixes and suffixes successfully
- Understand tools and techniques for assessing phonics
- Improve students' reading fluency using strategies
- Utilize strategies to improve reading accuracy and rate
- Teach fluency and automaticity using proven strategies
- Assess student fluency using various techniques
The study process is meant to be enjoyable and thorough using the learning materials we've provided here. Each lesson is designed by an expert instructor who knows how to teach these topics in an easy-to-understand way. Feel free to study any time that you'd like on your mobile device or computer. The Dashboard is a great place to submit your questions to an instructor and keep tabs on your progress through the chapter.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words
Learning about phonics is a crucial aspect of learning to read and write. This lesson offers concrete strategies for teaching phonics and sight words.
4. Teaching Root Words, Prefixes & Suffixes
Root words, prefixes, and suffixes are common parts of the English language, but they're often tricky to teach. This lesson explores the definitions of each and examples of how they can be taught effectively to children.
5. Phonics Assessment: Tools & Techniques
In this lesson, we will examine the components of phonics skills development and look at techniques to effectively monitor student progress in this area.
6. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency
Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.
7. Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy
In this lesson, we learn to identify a student's current reading rate, level of fluency and mastery, and most importantly, learn the necessary strategies to enhance these skills.
8. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency
Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.
9. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency
Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.
10. Universal Design for Learning Strategies
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an instructional method to provide all students equal access to the curriculum. This lesson presents instructional strategies for student engagement, representation, and expression using the UDL framework.
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