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The Place of Phonics in Learning to Read and Write
- Examine state standards related to phonics and phonics instruction.
- Analyze the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction as it relates to teaching reading.
- Examine the definition of phonics and principles of phonics instruction.
Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Knowledge
- Identify the components of phonemic awareness.
- Identify the introduction, blending, segmentation, and discrimination of letter sounds.
Approaches to Teaching Phonics
- Identify guidelines and methods for phonics instruction within a comprehensive reading program.
- Demonstrate knowledge of phonics assessments.
- Compare and contrast the major approaches to teaching phonics.
Teaching and Learning Phonics Elements
- Demonstrate a knowledge of theoretical and classroom contexts for phonics instruction.
- Design developmentally appropriate phonics instruction.
Phonics and Learning to Spell
- Identify approaches to teaching phonics that will benefit reading, writing, and spelling.
- Describe phonological processing, visual processing, and word knowledge as three dimensions of becoming a good speller.
The History and Controversy of Reading and Phonics Instruction
- Examine the historical trends of reading and phonics instruction.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding phonics instruction.
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