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Phonics & Word Recognition - Chapter Summary
Fun lessons in this chapter make it easy to grasp the basics of phonics and word recognition. No matter your current knowledge level, our instructors can help you gain full comprehension of descriptive linguistics, morphemes, semantics and much more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready to do the following:
- List basic phonics and decoding skills for literacy
- Describe the stages of phonological development in children
- Explain the relationship between encoding and decoding in phonics
- Share strategies for teaching grade level appropriate sight words
- Discuss the meaning and examples of phonemes
- Provide an overview of evidence-based instruction for phonemic awareness
- Identify and describe teaching strategies for word recognition and spelling
Study any number of lessons in this chapter in your preferred sequence, and visit them as often as necessary. Feel free to use our short quizzes and a practice exam to check your comprehension of phonics and word recognition. All resources are accessible 24/7 using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Use our Dashboard to track your progress through this chapter and send any lesson topic questions you have to our experts.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process
This lesson will seek to explain the field of descriptive linguistics. In doing so, it will highlight the terms phonology, morphology, and syntax while discussing examples from around the globe.
6. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types
The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.
7. 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.
8. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples
Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.
9. Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic awareness is an essential skill for early reading development. This lesson defines phonemic awareness and focuses on effective programs and instruction.
10. Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling
Teaching word recognition and spelling skills can be complicated, but don't worry. This lesson gives an overview of techniques teachers can use to teach word recognition and spelling skills and gives a few examples of each.
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