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Phonic Awareness & Skills - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter outlines phonic skills and awareness for your review. Our lessons cover the definition of phonics and provide an overview of its study. Other lessons detail the principles associated with different types of syllables and cover the tools used in phonics assessment. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Understand the relationship between encoding and decoding in phonics
- Use decoding and phonics skills for literacy
- Describe the alphabetic principle
- Explain the difference between phonologically regular and irregular words
- Define high frequency words
- Utilize teaching strategies for phonemic and phonological skills
- Discuss techniques to assess phonics comprehension
It's easy to study for an exam with the helpful lessons provided in our mobile-friendly chapter. Each one is written by an experienced instructor, so you can have confidence that what you're learning is accurate and written in a thorough and interesting way. To make sure you've understood what you've learned, take the short quiz after each lesson.
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.
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. Basic Phonics & Decoding Skills for Literacy
Learning to read and write requires a solid base in phonics and decoding skills. This lesson will define phonics and show how basic skills can help struggling readers.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples
You don't have to be a dog to hear 'high frequency words;' in fact, we encounter them every day! In this lesson, discover what makes these words 'high-frequency,' and see some examples that you may have even used today.
8. 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.
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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