Learning Outcomes

Participants will...

  • understand the role phoneme awareness plays in word retrieval
  • revisit and redefine the term “sight word”.
  • understand that word recognition is NOT based on visual memory
  • be able to define a meaningful letter string
  • understand what makes letter strings meaningful, and how they are anchored into permanent memory.
  • understand the concept of alphabetic principle


Watch the video below.




Test yourself:

  1. A sight word is…
  2. Sight words are stored in…
  3. There is a large statistical correlation between phoneme awareness and …
  4. What makes a letter string meaningful is…
  5.  Define the alphabetic principle.

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