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 1.  Print awareness
 2.  The sounds of speech
 3.  Phonemic awareness
 4.  Phonics
 5.  Informal classroom-based assessment
 6.  Fluency
 7.  Vocabulary
 8.  Spelling
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 10.  Text comprehension
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Module 3  –  Phonemic awareness

  |   Pre-test  |  Intro  |  In depth  |  In practice  |  Assignments  |  Post-test  |  

Pre-test

1. The ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the onsets and rimes in words is called___________:
a. phonics
b. phonological awareness
c. phonemes
d. phonemic awareness


2. The ability to hear, identify, and manipulate discrete, individual sounds in words is called _________.
a. phonics
b. phonological awareness
c. phonemes
d. phonemic awareness


3. Phonemic awareness differs from phonics in that phonemic awareness:
a. is understanding that spoken words are made up of sounds
b. is learning of sound-spelling relationships
c. is understanding that words have meaning
d. all of the above


4. An example of phonemic awareness is:
a. a child writing his own name
b. a child categorizing pictures that begin with the same sound
c. a child retelling a story
d. a child re-reading a story to help foster his fluency


5. Phonemic awareness activities include:
a. blending sounds together to make a word
b. identifying words that begin with the same letter
c. breaking a word into individual sounds
d. all of the above


6. Phonemic awareness activities include________________:
a. word blending
b. story writing
c. text comprehension
d. none of the above


7. To teach phonemic awareness, teachers should focus on developing their students ______ skills.
a. oral
b. written
c. comprehension
d. all of the above


8. An example of phoneme segmentation would be a child ______________:
a. breaking a word into its separate sounds
b. being told a series of sounds and then being asked to combine those sounds to form a word
c. substituting the beginning sound in a word with a different sound to form a new word (replacing the first sound in cat with /m/ to create mat)
d. none of the above


9. Phonemic awareness:
a. can be assessed by teachers
b. is a necessary component of reading
c. can be introduced to students as a game
d. all of the above


10. Phonemic awareness is the same as:
a. phonological awareness
b. phonics
c. print awareness
d. none of the above


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