This course expounds upon the basic premise that systematically integrated phonics instruction is a fundamental component of effective reading programs. Students will study the relevant research and applications that support principles of sequential phonics instruction and phonological awareness and review traditional and contemporary phonics approaches.
Demonstrate a knowledge of theoretical and classroom contexts for phonics instruction.
The History and Controversy of Reading and Phonics Instruction
Demonstrate an understanding of the issues surrounding phonics instruction.
Examine the historical trends of reading and phonics instruction.
Approaches to Teaching Phonics
Demonstrate knowledge of phonics assessments.
Identify guidelines and methods for phonics instruction within a comprehensive reading program.
Compare and contrast the major approaches to teaching phonics.
Phonological Awareness and Alphabet Knowledge
Identify the introduction, blending, segmentation, and discrimination of letter sounds.
Identify the components of phonemic awareness.
The Place of Phonics in Learning to Read and Write
Examine state standards related to phonics and phonics instruction.
Examine the definition of phonics and principles of phonics instruction.
Analyze the purpose and limitations of phonics instruction as it relates to teaching reading.
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