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Ch 1: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Phonological & Phonemic Awareness

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Study this chapter to bring back your memories concerning phonological theories and phonemic awareness. Get ahead in your preparations for the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test by memorizing key terms from the transcripts.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Phonological & Phonemic Awareness - Chapter Summary

One of the building blocks for reading development is understanding phonics, and this chapter has been constructed to go over all the pertinent details you'll need to know for phonics-related questions on the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test. Important chapter topics are as follows:

  • Phonemes and morphemes
  • Encoding, decoding, and recoding phonics
  • Issues with regular and irregular words
  • Phonics approaches to literacy and phonological skills
  • The stages of phonological development
  • Strategies for teaching phonics skills
  • The major elements of teaching phonics

On the MTEL Foundations of Reading Test you are being tested on information you already know. That's why we break-up all the major concepts into short, individual lessons, and each lesson only takes 5-10 minutes to watch. Brief lessons let you get through the material in a reasonable amount of time. Furthermore, since our lessons are clearly labeled, you don't have to study anything that you don't absolutely need to review. By giving you this control, we let you make the most of your study time.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: MTEL Foundations of Reading: 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.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

2. 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.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

3. 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

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.

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 Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

6. Phonological Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

Phonological skills are essential to learning to read and write. This lesson gives an overview of basic terms that describe letter combinations used in phonological recoding and explains how teachers can help students develop these skills.

Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

7. 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.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

8. 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 Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

9. Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

In this lesson, you'll gain an understanding of teaching strategies for helping students improve phonological skills. You'll also learn activities related to phonemic skills, and take a quiz to check your knowledge.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

10. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of grammar and syntax, 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.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

11. 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.

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