Ch 2: Overview of Phonics & Phonological Awareness

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Use this chapter for an overview of phonics and phonological awareness. The fun lessons and short quizzes can help you review the stages oral language development and the role of phonics in teaching reading.

Overview of Phonics & Phonological Awareness - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our experienced instructors give you an overview of phonics. The lessons discuss the stages of oral language and phonological development in children, as well as the role of phonics and sight words in word recognition. You'll also cover teaching strategies for phonological skills, phonics, sight words, syllabication and word breaks. When you finish this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Define phoneme
  • Understand the morphology of English
  • Explain how to teach reading to diverse learners
  • Choose appropriate assessments for phonics and word recognition
  • Use structural analysis to determine the meaning of words
  • Identify errors of verb tense

Our engaging lessons are taught by professional instructors to help you make the most of your study time. The lessons come with quizzes that can help you check your progress. Keep track of what you have covered with your personal dashboard, and reach out to our instructors with any questions you may have.

12 Lessons in Chapter 2: Overview of Phonics & Phonological Awareness
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Stages of Oral Language Development

1. Stages of Oral Language Development

In this lesson, we will learn about the stages of oral language development in which children grow from infants who are unable to communicate to school-aged children who have become fluent in language.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

2. 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.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

3. 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.

Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

4. 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.

The Role of Phonics & Sight Words in Word Recognition

5. The Role of Phonics & Sight Words in Word Recognition

Teachers of young readers need to have strategies for teaching phonics and sight words in their tool bag. This lesson discusses the role of these two strategies in the development of word recognition and reading development.

Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

6. 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.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

7. Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

Learning how to break words up into syllables is a helpful part of spelling and decoding. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to teach syllabication and word breaks.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

8. Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

Morphology is the study of parts of language and how we use these parts to form words. In this lesson you'll find out the building blocks of language and how to use these blocks to construct words and deconstruct sentences. A short quiz follows.

Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

9. Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

As teachers in today's society, we have to meet the needs of diverse learners. This lesson will help you understand strategies for teaching reading and writing to a wide range of students.

Choosing Assessments for Phonics & Word Identification

10. Choosing Assessments for Phonics & Word Identification

Assessing emerging literacy skills, like phonics and word identification, gives teachers important data. This lesson shows how to choose and use assessments for phonics and word identification.

Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

11. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

12. Identifying Errors of Verb Tense

In order to identify verb tense errors, you'll need to learn about the six verb tenses and how they differ. Once you know how to look for them, problematic shifts in verb tenses can be spotted and avoided easily.

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