Ch 4: Teaching Phonics, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency

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The lessons and quizzes you will find in this chapter are designed to ensure that you learn all about how to teach phonics, phonemic awareness and fluency. When you study with us, you can be confident that you will receive a comprehensive and thorough review of this material.

Teaching Phonics, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter can help you increase your understanding of how to teach phonics and phonemics awareness. Topics that your instructors will touch on include the following:

  • Significance of semantics
  • How phonemes make words
  • How morphemes are described as the foundation of language
  • Ways coding and encoding leads to phonic development
  • Importance of spelling and blending
  • Use of the alphabetic principle
  • Age ranges of developing phonological skills
  • Ways to assess phonological awareness skills
  • Improving accuracy, speed and rhythm
  • Strategies to increase fluency
  • Significance of phonological skills

Each of these topics will be thoroughly discussed by our instructors in an effort to help you increase your knowledge of phonics and phonemic awareness. The lessons are also accompanied by self-assessment quizzes so you can gauge your knowledge of each topic. When you are ready, take the chapter test, which covers information found in all the lessons.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Teaching Phonics, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency
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What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

1. 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.

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.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. 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.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

4. 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 Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

5. 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 Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

6. 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.

Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

7. Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

Students learning to read need to be aware of sounds in speech. This lesson outlines these phonemic awareness skills and details age ranges for their development.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

8. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

9. 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.

Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

10. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.

Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

11. Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

What skills must be developed for a child to learn to read? This lesson focuses on the impact of phonological awareness on literacy development and why even seemingly simple activities are so important.

Chapter Practice Exam
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