Flashcards on Phonics

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What is phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching reading that focuses on the sounds of letters and letter combinations.

What are phonemes?

Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in a language that differentiate meaning.

What is a consonant?

A consonant is a speech sound produced by completely or partly blocking the airflow.

What is a vowel?

A vowel is a speech sound produced without any kind of obstruction or blockage of airflow.

What is a digraph?

A digraph is a combination of two letters that together make a single sound.

What is a blend?

A blend is two or more consonant sounds that appear together in a word.

What is decoding?

Decoding is the process of using letter-sound correspondences to identify and pronounce words.

What is encoding?

Encoding is the process of using letter-sound correspondences to spell words.

What is a syllable?

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation that contains a single vowel sound.

What is a long vowel sound?

A long vowel sound is a vowel sound that is pronounced like the letter name of the vowel.

What is a short vowel sound?

A short vowel sound is a vowel sound that is not pronounced like the letter name of the vowel.

What is a diphthong?

A diphthong is a complex vowel sound that begins with one vowel sound and glides into another within a single syllable.

What is a r-controlled vowel?

An r-controlled vowel is a vowel sound that is modified by the letter 'r' when it follows the vowel.

What is a silent letter?

A silent letter is a letter that appears in a word but is not pronounced.

What is phonemic awareness?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in words.

What is phonological awareness?

Phonological awareness is the ability to recognize and manipulate the larger units of sound in words, such as syllables and onsets and rimes.

What is phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching reading that focuses on the sounds of letters and letter combinations.

What are phonemes?

Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in a language that differentiate meaning.

What is a consonant?

A consonant is a speech sound produced by completely or partly blocking the airflow.

What is a vowel?

A vowel is a speech sound produced without any kind of obstruction or blockage of airflow.

What is a digraph?

A digraph is a combination of two letters that together make a single sound.

What is a blend?

A blend is two or more consonant sounds that appear together in a word.

What is decoding?

Decoding is the process of using letter-sound correspondences to identify and pronounce words.

What is encoding?

Encoding is the process of using letter-sound correspondences to spell words.

What is a syllable?

A syllable is a unit of pronunciation that contains a single vowel sound.

What is a long vowel sound?

A long vowel sound is a vowel sound that is pronounced like the letter name of the vowel.

What is a short vowel sound?

A short vowel sound is a vowel sound that is not pronounced like the letter name of the vowel.

What is a diphthong?

A diphthong is a complex vowel sound that begins with one vowel sound and glides into another within a single syllable.

What is a r-controlled vowel?

An r-controlled vowel is a vowel sound that is modified by the letter 'r' when it follows the vowel.

What is a silent letter?

A silent letter is a letter that appears in a word but is not pronounced.

What is phonemic awareness?

Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in words.

What is phonological awareness?

Phonological awareness is the ability to recognize and manipulate the larger units of sound in words, such as syllables and onsets and rimes.

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