Week 1: Phonological, Phonemic, And Morphemic Awareness

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following students is demonstrating the specific type of phonological awareness known as phonemic awareness?
    • A. 

      A student who, after being shown a letter of the alphabet, can orally identify its corresponding sound(s)

    • B. 

      A student who listens to the words sing, ring, fling, and hang and can identify that hang is different

    • C. 

      A student who, after hearing the word hat, can orally identify that it ends with the sound /t/

    • D. 

      A student who listens to the word Massachusetts and can determine that it contains four syllables

  • 2. 
    Phonemic awareness contributes most to the development of phonics skills in beginning readers by helping them:
    • A. 

      Understand the concept of a silent letter.

    • B. 

      identify in spoken language separate sounds that can be mapped to letters.

    • C. 

      Count the number of syllables in a written word.recognize different ways in which one sound can be represented in print.

    • D. 

      Count the number of syllables in a written word.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following strategies would be most effective in promoting kindergarten children's ability to recognize and name letters of the alphabet?
    • A. 

      The teacher reads aloud to the children from books that contain mostly words that follow regular phonics patterns.

    • B. 

      The teacher emphasizes the initial sounds of words when reading to the children.

    • C. 

      The teacher says the name of a letter while the children each trace its shape on a cutout letter.

    • D. 

      The teacher posts the entire alphabet around the room in several different formats.

  • 4. 
    As students begin to read, the ability to blend phonemes orally contributes to their reading development primarily because it helps students:
    • A. 

      Divide written words into onsets and rimes.

    • B. 

      Guess the meaning of unfamiliar words from their context.

    • C. 

      Use knowledge of letter-sound correspondence to decode words.

    • D. 

      Recognize and understand sight words in a text.