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Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis & Fluency - Chapter Summary
Reading can be one of the most fulfilling skills educators teach to young learners, but there are many ways to approach reading, including teaching phonics, word analysis, and fluency. The lessons available in this chapter guide you through each one of these strategies and methodologies. We break up our chapters into smaller, more manageable lessons. Each lesson is clearly labeled, so you can easily find a specific topic if you need homework help or if you need to study for a particular exam. Since we offer everything online around the clock, you will always have 24/7 access to our learning materials. By the time you make it through this entire chapter, you will be prepared to:
- Describe the importance of sight words and phonics in word recognition
- Identify major strategies for teaching sight words and phonics
- Comprehend how to instruct learners about word breaks and syllabication
- Explain the morphology of English and describe related studies
- Point out how to promote spelling development at all learning stages
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages
Spelling is an important skill that all students need to learn. Effective teachers design programs to promote spelling development for all students at all stages of development. This lesson details how to support students as they grow as spellers.
6. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom
In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.
7. 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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Other chapters within the Education 212: Approaches to Teaching Reading course
- Basic Tenets of Teaching Reading
- Methods of Teaching Reading
- Teaching Vocabulary to New Readers
- Enhancing Student Reading Comprehension
- Materials & Resources for Teaching Reading
- Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading
- Learning Styles & Reading Instruction
- Factors Impacting Reading Skills & Fluency
- Collaborative Approaches & Classroom Techniques for Reading Instruction
- Assessing Reading Skills & Comprehension