About This Chapter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the Foundations of Reading Test - NES for Wisconsin: Practice & Study Guide course
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- Foundations of Reading: Concepts of Print & the Alphabet
- Foundations of Reading: Word Analysis Strategies
- Foundations of Reading: Vocabulary Development
- Foundations of Reading: Understanding Literary Texts
- Foundations of Reading: Assessing Reading Development
- Foundations of Reading: Literacy Theory
- Foundations of Reading: Instructional Approaches
- Foundations of Reading: Strategies for Instruction & Intervention
- Foundations of Reading: Understanding Expository Texts
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