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Ch 3: Phonics & Phonological Awareness

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This chapter is made up of easy-to-follow video and text lessons covering phonics and phonological awareness, hitting on topics such as phonemes, phonological development, the morphology of English, and more.

Phonics and Phonological Awareness - Chapter Summary

Going over this chapter is a great way for teachers to acquire strategies and deeper understanding concerning the role of phonics in student learning, with lessons touching on the following:

  • The significance of phonics and sight words within word recognition
  • Teaching methods for phonological skills as well as phonics and sight words
  • Word breaks and teaching syllabication
  • Teaching reading and writing to a variety of learners
  • Selecting assessments for phonics and word identification

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10 Lessons in Chapter 3: Phonics & Phonological Awareness
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Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

1. 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

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.

Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

3. 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

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 Syllabication & Word Breaks

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

9. Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

Learning phonics will help your ESL students improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, especially with new words. In this lesson, we will discuss some ideas to teach phonics to students of various ages and linguistic levels.

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.

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