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Ch 2: Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis, Spelling & Fluency

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Watch video lessons to learn strategies for teaching phonics, word analysis, spelling and fluency. You'll cover topics like sight words, syllabication and the morphology of the English language.

Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis, Spelling & Fluency - Chapter Summary

This chapter uses a combination of lessons and quizzes to help you review teaching strategies for reading and spelling development. Learn ways to help students improve word recognition, develop phonics skills and break multi-syllable words down into recognizable patterns. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered teaching strategies for the following:

  • Using phonics and sight words to improve word recognition
  • Sight words and phonics
  • Syllabication and word breaks
  • English morphology
  • Decoding and encoding
  • Spelling development
  • Teaching diverse learners

Each of these lessons covers essential concepts in a way that is easy to understand. Use the personal dashboard feature to track your progress through the lessons. Test your understanding of lesson topics with self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis, Spelling & Fluency
The Role of Phonics & Sight Words in Word Recognition

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.

Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

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.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

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.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

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.

The Connection Between Decoding & Encoding in Language

5. The Connection Between Decoding & Encoding in Language

Young children learning to read and write rely on decoding and encoding skills. This lesson defines both these terms, explains the interplay between the two, and gives examples of what instruction of decoding and encoding look like in a classroom.

Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

6. 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.

Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

7. 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.

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