Word Identification

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More Sophisticated Word ID Strategies More Complex Phonics Knowledge Other Word ID Strategies (including using context) Blending (A phonemic awareness skill) Segmenting (A phonemic awareness skill) Letter-Sound Knowledge (Phonics knowledge) Understanding Alphabetic Principle Decoding increasing Sight Word Knowledge
  • Increasing Sight Word Knowledge
  • Decoding
  • Understanding Alphabetic Principle
  • Letter-Sound Knowledge
  • Segmenting
  • Blending
  • Other Word ID Strategies
  • More Advanced Phonics Knowledge
  • More Sophisticated Word ID Strategies
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Decoding

Using sound-symbol connections to attack unfamiliar words

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Understanding Alphabetic Principle

The concept that our written language is a code for sounds; that letters and letter combinations represent sounds that make up words

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Letter-Sound Knowledge

Ability of child to see a letter (i.e., "s") or letter combination (i.e., "sh") and identify its common sound (i.e., /s/ or /sh/, respectively)

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Segmenting

Phonemic awareness ability to segment, or separate, each sound (phoneme) in a word

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Blending

Phonemic awareness ability to blend, or connect, sounds (phonemes) to hear a word

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Other Word ID Strategies

Ability to draw from other strategies to identify unknown words, in addition to phonemic decoding.

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More Advanced Phonics Knowledge

Ability of child to see an advanced letter combination (i.e., "oi" or "ow") and identify its common sounds (i.e., /oy/ and /ō/ or /ow/, respectively)

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More Sophisticated Word ID Strategies

Ability of child to read Multisyllable Words, or Ability of hild to see chunks in words, such as "ent" and to see affixes, such as "pre" and "tion"

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Increasing Sight Word Knowledge

Ability of child to automatically recognize a word