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Ch 6: Phonics & Fluency

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Use the following video and text lessons, in addition to the online quizzes to review information about phonics and fluency. Our knowledgeable and professional instructors will ensure you have everything you need to master phonics and fluency.

Phonics & Fluency- Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you understand important information about phonics and fluency. This is important information for an educator wanting to pursue reading specialist training. By the end of this chapter, you should have a solid grasp of concepts including:

  • Overview of phonics
  • Basic phonics
  • How to teach phonics
  • Role of phonics
  • Teaching strategies
  • Decoding reading strategies
  • Relationship between decoding and encoding
  • Instructing word patterns
  • Various approaches to literacy
  • Tools for teaching fluency
  • Factors that can influence fluency
  • How fluency is used to improve reading skills

The lessons in this chapter are informative and short, giving you the chance to review the information quickly and efficiently. If you need further assistance or you have questions about a specific topic, you can ask our instructors for help. They are more than happy to assist you with any issues or concerns you might have about the material.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: Phonics & Fluency
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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.

Basic Phonics & Decoding Skills for Literacy

2. Basic Phonics & Decoding Skills for Literacy

Learning to read and write requires a solid foundation of phonics and decoding skills. This lesson will define phonics and show how basic skills can help struggling readers.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

3. 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.

The Role of Phonics & Sight Words in Word Recognition

4. 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

5. 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 Decoding Reading Strategies

6. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

7. 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.

Teaching Word Patterns as a Decoding Strategy

8. Teaching Word Patterns as a Decoding Strategy

By engaging students in learning activities, such as sorting and word manipulation, students begin to see patterns in words. In this lesson, we will learn how to teach decoding skills through word patterns.

Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

9. 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.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

10. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

11. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

12. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

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