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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
 9.  Writing
 10.  Text comprehension

Diary of a First Year Teacher

Module 2  –  The sounds of speech

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1. How many phonemes are in the word RAKE?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

2. How many phonemes are in the word SHAKE?
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. 4

3. How many speech sounds are there in the English language?
a. between 26 and 28
b. between 30and 32
c. between 42 and 44
d. none of the above

4. There are ________ phonemes in the word rank.
a. two
b. four
c. one
d. three

5. Which word contains three phonemes?
a. day
b. sight
c. walk
d. cart

6. Digraphs such as "sh" make ___________ sound(s).
a. 1
b. 2
c. 3
d. none of the above

7. Students with auditory problems may have difficulty:
a. hearing sounds in words
b. saying sounds in words
c. learning to read
d. all of the above

8. Phonemes are:
a. the largest unit of spoken language
b. the smallest unit of spoken language
c. the largest unit of written language
d. the smallest unit of written language

9. The word ___________ contains 3 phonemes.
a. pit
b. see
c. pay
d. all of the above

10. Which letter combination(s) represent a single sound?
a. TH
b. IGH
c. SH
d. all of the above

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