Phonics Vocab Terms


Flashcards on Phonics Vocab Terms, created by Emily Bishop on 10/17/2016.
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Conventions of Print Directionality: English is written and read from left to right and from top to bottom. Punctuation communicates meaning and expression to readers.
Emergent Reader Are beginning to learn sound/symbol relationships--starting with consonants and short vowels--and are able to read CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words, as well as a number of high-frequency words. Books at this level have: Strong picture support.
Language Experience Approach A whole language approach that promotes reading and writing through the use of personal experiences and oral language. It can be used in tutorial or classroom settings with homogeneous or heterogeneous groups of learners.
Linguistic Approach Translation focuses primarily on the issues of meaning and equivalence (same meaning conveyed by a different expression).
Invented Spelling The use of unconventional spellings of words.
Inversions Reversal of the normal order of words, typically for rhetorical effect but also found in the regular formation of questions in English.
Reversals A change to an opposite direction, position, or course of action.
Letter Recognition The ability to recognise and name the letters of the alphabet. It includes recognising and recalling the shapes of letters, identifying lower and upper case letters, and recognising letters in isolation and within printed words even when they appear in different fonts and sizes.
Phonological Awareness Refers to an individual's awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of words.
Phonemic Awareness A subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning.
Onset The initial consonant or consonant blend
Rime Consists of the vowel and any final consonants.
Syllable A unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word
Phonics A method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system.
Graphemes The smallest meaningful contrastive unit in a writing system.
Open Syllable A syllable that ends in a vowel sound
Closed Syllable A syllable that ends with a consonant
CvCe (consonant-vowel-consonant -e) The vowel is followed by a consonant and then the letter e
Sight Words Commonly used words that young children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words in print without having to use any strategies to decode.
Sounding Out To pronounce the letters or syllables of a word as a means of figuring out what the word is.
Word Families Groups of words that have a common feature or pattern - they have some of the same combinations of letters in them and a similar sound
Consonant Blends Groups of two or three consonants in words that makes a distinct consonant sound
Consonant Digraphs Groups of two or three consonants in words that makes a distinct consonant sound, such as "bl" or "spl"
Diphthongs A sound formed by the combination of two vowels in a single syllable, in which the sound begins as one vowel and moves toward another
R-Controlled Vowels When a vowel is followed by an r, it makes a special sound
Schwa The unstressed central vowel (as in a mom e nt a go), represented by the symbol (ə) in the International Phonetic Alphabet
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