Ch 3: Foundations of Reading: Learning to Read with Phonics

About This Chapter

Get ready for the WI Foundations of Reading exam by working your way through this insightful chapter. These lessons can help you review topics relating to learning to read with phonics.

WI Foundations of Reading: Learning to Read with Phonics - Chapter Summary

Review the methods of teaching with phonics and study letter knowledge and sounds through these lessons. They have been put together to get you ready for questions on the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading exam related to:

  • Sound-spelling, dictation and blending
  • Decoding reading methods
  • Relationship between encoding and decoding
  • Teaching strategies for automaticity and fluency
  • Recognizing consonant digraphs and blends
  • Links between listening and reading comprehension

The text and video lessons in this chapter act as a catalyst for studying topics covered on the exam. Every lesson has a corresponding quiz so you can access your knowledge after learning different topics. If you need to review a specific topic, look for the bold words in the text lessons or use the video tags to jump to main points in a video.

8 Lessons in Chapter 3: Foundations of Reading: Learning to Read with Phonics
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Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

1. 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.

Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

2. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.

Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

3. Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

An early step in learning how to read is learning the letters and how they look and sound. This lesson will focus on the importance of letter knowledge, letter formation and letter sounds and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Phonological Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

4. Phonological Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

Phonological skills are essential to learning to read and write. This lesson gives an overview of basic terms that describe letter combinations used in phonological recoding and explains how teachers can help students develop these skills.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

5. 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.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

6. 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.

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

7. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.

How to Recognize Consonant Digraphs & Blends

8. How to Recognize Consonant Digraphs & Blends

Have you ever wondered why two letters combine to make one sound? In this lesson, we'll explain consonant digraphs and blends and show you how to recognize them in English language.

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