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Ch 26: Teaching Word Analysis, Phonics, Spelling & Fluency

About This Chapter

Learn methods and strategies to teach word analysis, phonics, spelling and fluency. Use these lessons and quizzes to brush up on important methods for teaching reading to elementary students.

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

The lessons in this chapter can help you understand how to teach word analysis, phonics, spelling and fluency. You will be introduced to the role of phonics and sight words in word recognition as well as teaching strategies for phonics, site words, syllabication and word breaks. You'll learn about the morphology of English and the connection between decoding and encoding in language. Once you finish all the lessons, you should be able to:

  • Discuss how to promote spelling development at all stages
  • Understand how to teach reading fluency to improve reading comprehension
  • Explain strategies for improving reading fluency
  • Describe how to teach reading and writing to diverse learners.

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9 Lessons in Chapter 26: Teaching Word Analysis, Phonics, Spelling & Fluency
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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 Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

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.

Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

8. 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.

Teaching Reading & Writing to Diverse Learners

9. 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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