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The ability to hear likenesses and differences in the sounds of phonemes and words.
Typically words that sound the same but differ in meaning and may differ in spelling (bear = an animal, bear = to support, bare = exposed)
A group of words sharing a common phonic element ( /it/ as in fit, sit, bit ) or a group of words sharing the same root or base (jump, jumps, jumped, jumping).
Teacher reads carefully selected literature aloud to the whole class/small groups
A combination of consonant letters that are blended to make a sound (br, bl, pl, scr, str)
Two adjacent vowels that each contribute to a sound (ou in scout, ow in owl, oi in oil, oy in boy)
An item of information around an unknown word that is used to determine the meaning and/or pronunciation of the word
Teacher guides the process of writing while students write.
A synthetic method of teaching, reading, and spelling; first identify letters by their names, next spell out syllables, then words, then short sentences, finally stories
A word that is immediately recognized.
Teacher and Children work together to compose written material using the 'shared pen' technique to involve students in the actual writing/
The use of a graded series of passages of increasing difficulty to make an informal diagnosis of one or more levels of reading performance.
An approach to elarning to read in which the students' or group's own words or oral compositions are written down and used as materials of instruction for read/write/spell/speak
Smallest unit of sound ( /t/ /b/ )
A word that appears many more times than others in reading material; usually does not carry meaning (in, of, the)
Correct or standardized spelling
Reading Levels
Methods used to recognize words that are not known as sight words.
Teacher and children work together to compose written material; teacher writes what students share orally (LEA is an example)
The practice of limiting the number of new words introduced in successive pages or lessons in basal reading texts.
Children erad on their own or with partners
Written or printed letter/symbol used to represent a speech sound or phoneme ('a''h''g')
A view of reading that comprehension consists of the accurate, sequential processing of text; (comprehension is text-driven; it is built up and governed by the text only...)
A graphic symbol that can represent a sound, phoneme, or word
A collection of complete works or extracts of works by various authors
Smallest meaningful units of language ( c a t )
Words with similar meanings.
Teacher works with small groups who have similar reading abilities/needs
A combination of consonant letters representing a single speech sound (sh, wh, the, ch) (gn = /n/ in gnat; gh = /f/ in rough)
Teacher involves children in reading together using enlarged text.
Teaching reading/word identification by emphasizing that letters and letter combinations represent sounds
Words with different meanings.
AN orthographic symbol that represents one or more words of a language ( # = number ; 2 = two)
The process of incorporating new ideas to make them a part of one's present knowledge, of the learner's behavior.
Children write their own pieces.

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