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2. What is phonological awareness?


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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

 

 

 

Phonological awareness is an overall understanding of the sound sytems of language.  The key understanding is an awareness that words are made up of combinations of sound.

Consider this definition from Marcia Henry from Unlocking Literacy-Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction (pg3) - "Decoding is the ability to pronounce a word subvocally in silent reading or vocally in oral reading".

If your initial investigations suggest that a learner is having difficulty decoding text, the first thing to check is their phonological awreness.  Can the learner hear and manipulate sounds?

 

 

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