This online course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of phonics, including basic rules and strategies for reading and writing. It covers key concepts, such as word structure, decoding skills and pronunciation. You will learn about different techniques used in learning how to pronounce new words as well as how to apply a deeper understanding of English language phonetics to areas such as spelling, grammar, and fluency. You will also gain an understanding of how to apply your knowledge on phonics-based instruction to other academic subjects.
Through interactive lectures, readings, discussions, videos, and assignments you will develop your knowledge of phonics while learning practical skills such as identifying sound-letter correspondences, analyzing syllable patterns in words, and applying appropriate instructional strategies. This course is ideal for those who are new to teaching phonics or are interested in pursuing a path involving more advanced topics in the subject.
- Recognize sound-letter relationships
- Apply letter combinations
- Analyze vowel sounds
- Identify syllable types
- Explain English orthographic conventions
- Develop decoding skills
- Utilize effective instruction strategies
- Identify commonly confused letters
- Interpret inflectional endings
- Construct multi-syllabic words