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Ch 2: Phonics & Word Analysis

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This self-paced chapter is filled with engaging lessons you can study at your own pace to boost your knowledge of phonics and word analysis. Short quizzes and a chapter exam can test your comprehension and ensure you're ready to excel on an upcoming test.

Phonics & Word Analysis - Chapter Summary

If you need help understanding the basics of phonics and word analysis, we have you covered! This chapter's entertaining lessons and articles closely examine the stages of literacy development, complex phonics, WIDA standards, how to teach phonics to ESL students and much more! After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between encoding and decoding in phonics
  • Outline the basics of teaching print and letter-sound correspondence
  • Define and describe orthographic processing and the phonogram
  • Detail the role of phonics and sight words in word recognition
  • Discuss how to teach grade-level appropriate sight words, syllabication and word breaks
  • Describe how to use WIDA standards
  • Explain how to teach word families to English language learners
  • List types of consonants, vowels and syllables

All lessons in this chapter are available 24 hours a day via any computer or mobile device, enabling you to study whenever and wherever is most convenient. Multiple-choice quizzes paired with the lessons and a broader practice exam make it easy to test your understanding of key concepts covered in this chapter. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Utilizing these study tools will make your test preparations simple and effective!

15 Lessons in Chapter 2: Phonics & Word Analysis
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Stages of Literacy Development

1. Stages of Literacy Development

In this lesson, you will learn about the five stages of literacy development and behavioral markers of each of these stages. With this knowledge, you can help students master reading and writing skills.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

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.

Teaching Print & Letter-Sound Correspondence

3. Teaching Print & Letter-Sound Correspondence

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of print concepts and letter-sound correspondence, which a student needs to understand to make sense of books and text.

What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

4. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.

What is a Phonogram? - Definition & Examples

5. What is a Phonogram? - Definition & Examples

Understanding phonograms helps readers and writers decode words and spell words correctly. In this lesson, we will learn how phonograms are combined to create words.

The Role of Phonics & Sight Words in Word Recognition

6. 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.

How to Teach Grade Level Appropriate Sight Words

7. How to Teach Grade Level Appropriate Sight Words

Find out how to create lists of sight words that are relevant to the level of your students. Learn strategies for teaching sight words and then check your knowledge of this topic with a quiz.

What Are WIDA Standards?

8. What Are WIDA Standards?

WIDA standards are designed to help measure the academic progress of English language learners. Keep reading for more information on these standards and how they are used in the classroom.

How to Use the WIDA Standards

9. How to Use the WIDA Standards

What's WIDA? How does it mesh with Common Core and state standards? How do you use it? In this lesson, you will learn the basics of WIDA standards and how to use them to help English Language Learners in the classroom.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

10. 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.

Teaching Word Families to English Language Learners

11. Teaching Word Families to English Language Learners

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of word families and gain insight into how to teach them to English language learners. You'll also have a chance to explore some examples of word families that can be used to enhance instruction.

Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

12. Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how vowels and consonants come together to form syllables. You will also learn how you can teach this part of our language to your students.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

13. 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.

Complex Phonics & Spelling: Patterns, Elements & Guidelines

14. Complex Phonics & Spelling: Patterns, Elements & Guidelines

In this lesson, we will learn about some complex phonics and spelling patterns in English orthography that affect how students learn to decode and spell words.

What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples

15. What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples

When you read and write English, how much attention do you pay to the parts of a word? Odds are, you don't think about things like affixes! This lesson explains the types of affixes and how they are used to modify root words.

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