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Ch 3: Early Literacy Word Recognition and Spelling

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you will be able to review what you know about phonics and spelling as well as different techniques you can use to teach students how to use phonics as they learn to read and develop spelling skills.

Early Literacy Word Recognition and Spelling - Chapter Summary

With these lessons, you will be able to improve your knowledge regarding the early development of phonics, spelling and readings skills. These lessons were made to be mobile-device compatible, so that you can have a portable way of learning more about:

  • Spelling instruction and phonics-related terms
  • Developmental stages of learning to decode and spell words
  • Alphabetic principles and how they are used to learn to read
  • Phonologically regular and irregular terms
  • Different types of syllables
  • Strategies used to teach reading and spelling skills
  • Ways to assess phonetics knowledge and other language arts skills

These lessons were developed by professionals, and they're divided into manageable sections to facilitate learning. Each of the lessons includes a short quiz. At the end of the chapter, test your overall understanding of the material by taking the practice-chapter exam. If you come across any topics that you'd like to know more about, use the help tabs to ask our instructors for assistance.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: Early Literacy Word Recognition and Spelling
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Terminology of Phonics & Spelling

1. Terminology of Phonics & Spelling

In order to teach spelling and phonics, teachers need to be familiar with some of the terminology it entails. This lesson teaches you some of the most important terms to help you support your students' emergent and early literacy.

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.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

3. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

Comparing Phonologically Regular & Irregular Words

4. 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.

Syllables: Types & Principles

5. Syllables: Types & Principles

Did you know that there are different types of syllables that can help teachers and students with decoding and spelling skills? In this lesson, we will learn how to break down syllables into six different types that can be used to teach decoding and spelling skills to students.

Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

6. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.

Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

7. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

8. 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.

Phonics Assessment: Tools & Techniques

9. 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.

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