With little or no direct instruction, almost all young children develop the ability to understand spoken language. While most kindergarten children have mastered the complexities of speech, they do not know that spoken language is made up of discrete words, which are made up of syllables, which themselves are made up of the smallest units of sound, called "phonemes.
Subtests and skills assessed Student Priorities and Interests — inventories and checklists are provided to help teachers determine reading habits and interests. English Language Screen — a set of questions requiring simple responses to determine the student's comprehension of English.
Graded word lists — the student identifies lists of words increasing in difficulty from grades Pre-K to high school. Words are a mix of regular and irregular words that should be within the oral vocabulary of students at each grade.
Graded reading passages — at every level Kthere are three comparable passages of text. One is to be read aloud by the student, the second is to be read silently by the student, and the third is to be read aloud by the teacher to the student.
As the student reads aloud, the teacher monitors oral reading for accuracy making note of different types of "miscues". After each passage, the teacher asks the student to retell the story, and also asks a set of simple, explicit comprehension questions plus one inferential interpretive comprehension question.
Rhyme Recognition — word pairs are presented orally to the student, and the student must decide if the word pairs rhyme. Initial Phoneme Recognition — words are presented to the student, and the student must repeat the first phoneme in the word.
Phonemic Manipulation — two sections: In the segmentation section, the teacher says a word, and the student must repeat the word inserting a clear pause between each phoneme.
Letter Knowledge — the student must demonstrate knowledge of upper-case and lower-case letters in three different ways: Hearing Letter Names in Words — twelve words with initial phonemes that sound like letter names e.
X-ray and deep are read aloud to the student, and the student must identify the letter name at the beginning of the word. Initial Consonant Phonics — a variety of words are presented with the same ending letters OP but with different first letters e.
The student must correctly pronounce each word. Initial Consonant Blend Phonics — same as previous subtest, but initial consonant blends are varied e.
Structural Analysis — students read lists of nonsense words with real affixes aloud. Students also read compound words aloud. Spelling — various lists emphasizing different spelling conventions are given to the students to spell Visual Discrimination — students must match identical letters, words, and phrases Auditory Discrimination — students must determine if two words read aloud to them are identical or different e.
The student must determine what word the teacher is pointing to. Semantics Cloze Tasks — a passage with words missing is read aloud to the student. For each missing word in the passage, the student must provide a semantically and syntactically reasonable word.
Grammatical Closure — students must complete sentences with grammatically correct words e. I saw one man. Language s tool can.Poem of the Masses.
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Phonemic awareness is not phonics. Phonemic awareness is an understanding about spoken language. Children who are phonemically aware can tell the teacher that bat is the word the teacher is representing by saying the three separate sounds in the word.
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