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Developing phonological and orthographic awareness

Developing phonological and orthographic awareness

In this video Professor Joanna Nijakowska discusses how to develop the phonological and orthographic awareness of students with dyslexia.

As you watch, try to find the answer to the following questions. You can download the questions below if you want to print them out and take notes while watching the video.

  • How can multisensory teaching help dyslexic students in learning how to read and spell?

  • What is phonological awareness?

  • What kind of phonological units do students need to work with when they read?

  • What is the recommended sequence of activities for developing students’ phonological awareness?

  • What is tricky about learning to read in English?

  • How can knowledge of syllable structure help students learn how to spell?

  • Which activities are helpful in developing phonological awareness?

Video transcript is available in Spanish and Chinese.

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Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teaching

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