Unit 6 Quiz

Unit 6 – Techniques for developing phonological and orthographic awareness

This quiz covers the material presented in Unit 6

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(...) is the ability to identify, differentiate, blend, segment, isolate, and manipulate the smallest units of sound.


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In English there are several productive spelling patterns and a number of rules which can be helpful in learning how to spell correctly. For example, the position of a sound in a word - initial or final, and the surrounding sounds have an effect on the spelling of this sound. Knowledge of syllable structure helps students learn how to spell. Syllable analysis into and supports spelling. Presenting single-syllable words in sets classified according to the they share is very useful.


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Which of the following statements is false?

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(...) tells us that in the writing systems single sounds are represented by single letters or groups of letters.


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Alphabetic orthographic systems can be classified according to the consistency of the letter-to-sound relations. In some languages a given letter or letter cluster is always pronounced the same way, whereas in other languages it can have several distinct pronunciations; a sound can be represented with multiple spelling choices or is nearly always spelled the same way.
How do we call orthographies that do not have simple sound-letter relations but demonstrate considerably unpredictable and complex sound-letter relationships?


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is one of the activities for developing phonological awareness. Rather than a word into its individual sounds, it involves combining the individual sounds to say a whole word, for example, /h/ /e/ /n/ is put together to make the word ‘hen’. Before you ask children to divide words into their constituent sounds, begin with dividing into individual words and words into


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Which activities are helpful in developing phonological awareness?

    1) rhyming
    2) deleting sounds in words

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What is the name of a method of reading instruction, aimed at familiarising children with relationships between sounds and corresponding letters or clusters of letters. The method involves explicit teaching of the rules and patterns of the letter-sound relationship.


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Which activities are helpful in developing phonemic awareness?





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Which is true about the English language?

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(...) is the ability to identify, distinguish between, detect and manipulate the sound structure of words, including whole words, syllables, onsets, rimes and phonemes.


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Which of the following statements are true?





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Which sequence of the activities for developing phonological awareness are not appropriate?





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It is the smallest unit of sound in a language. It is not always represented by a single letter, it can be represented by a cluster of letters.


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Which techniques are useful for developing orthographic awareness?






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