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Overview of Phonics - Chapter Summary
This engaging overview of phonics can ensure you have a quality grasp of syllables, decoding and encoding, phonologically regular and irregular words and much more. Review fun lessons developed by our top instructors to gain greater insight into these topics. By completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Define phonics
- Discuss how decoding and encoding in phonics relate
- Differentiate between explicit and implicit phonics approaches to literacy
- Compare and contrast phonologically regular and irregular words
- List types and principles of syllables
- Explain how to use sound-spelling, blending and dictation to teach phonics
- Share tips for teaching phonics in the classroom
- Detail tools and techniques for assessing students' grasp of phonics
Taking advantage of this chapter's resources can condense weeks of class time into just a few hours of study time. Select the lessons you want to view, navigate those lessons in any order, and revisit them as often as you'd like. Our lesson quizzes and practice exam can check your phonics comprehension and assess your readiness to take your test.
1. What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview
In this lesson, we'll 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.
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.
3. 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.
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.
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.
6. 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.
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.
8. 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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