Ch 4: The Development of Phonological & Phonemic Awareness

About This Chapter

In this lesson, you'll explore the different variables children face and the skills they learn when they develop phonological and phonemic awareness. Learn how they acquire the ability to read and write, the basics of lifelong communication skills.

The Development of Phonological & Phonemic Awareness - Chapter Summary

Phonological awareness, otherwise known as sound awareness, refers to a child's understanding of sounds and how they're put together in order to form words. Phonological awareness is an important building block of literacy skills because if a child has difficultly with phonological awareness, they will most likely have difficultly reading and writing. In this chapter, you'll learn about the different skills children develop during language acquisition and how they affect their learning. This chapter will cover topics such as:

  • Stages of phonological and phonemic development
  • Impact of phonological skills on literacy development
  • Consonant and vowel sounds, phonemes, and syllables
  • Phonetic and spelling terms
  • Process for evaluating phonological development

These engaging lessons will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the skills children acquire when they're learning language. Written by our experts, they include clear examples and explanations, which you can review at your own pace. Re-read transcripts and watch lessons again as necessary, take notes, and ask questions if you need to clarify an important point; the choice is yours. While doing so, you can track your progress through the lesson quizzes and through your Dashboard.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: The Development of Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
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Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

1. 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.

Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

2. 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.

Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

3. 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.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

4. 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.

Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness

5. 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.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

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.

Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

7. Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

Phonics are a fundamental part of learning to read well. But how should they be taught? In this lesson, we'll examine both explicit and implicit approaches to phonics instruction, including the pros and cons of each and example activities.

Terminology of Phonics & Spelling

8. Terminology of Phonics & Spelling

In order to teach spelling and phonics, teachers need to be familiar with some of the terminology it entails. This lesson teaches you some of the most important terms to help you support your students' emergent and early literacy.

Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds

9. Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds

Part of learning to read is learning to distinguish sounds from one another. In this lesson, you will learn how to teach students the different sounds that vowels can make in English. You will also review some rules about how to know when the vowels make certain sounds.

Syllables: Types & Principles

10. Syllables: Types & Principles

Did you know that there are different types of syllables that can help teachers and students with decoding and spelling skills? In this lesson, we will learn how to break down syllables into six different types that can be used to teach decoding and spelling skills to students.

Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

11. Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how vowels and consonants come together to form syllables. You will also learn how you can teach this part of our language to your students.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

12. 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.

Evaluating Phonological Development

13. Evaluating Phonological Development

For students to learn to read and write effectively, they have to have strong phonological awareness. This lesson discusses what goes into evaluating a child's phonological development and identifying needs for intervention.

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