Do you know a digraph from a diphthong? How about the six major syllable types of English? This Knowledge Block will help you brush up on your own knowledge of phonics and give you a way to assess the phonic knowledge of your students. Participants will also learn how to analyze this data so that it can inform instruction.
Who should take this Knowledge Block:
Secondary educators who work with long-term developing readers
What you will learn:
The relationship between phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics
Phonic elements including digraphs, consonant blends, diphthongs and schwa
The 6 major syllable types in English
Common misconceptions about phonic knowledge and phonics instruction
How to give, score, and analyze an informal phonic knowledge diagnostic assessment
A phonic knowledge assessment
PDF handout of the 6 syllable types of English
PDF of all slides in handout form
Certificate of Completion
Phonic Knowledge: What, Why, and How?
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