LETRS Phonics Training Units 1-4
Questions with correct Answers
What characteristic makes English a "deep" alphabetic orthography? - ANSWER-Its
spelling... [Show More] system represents meaningful parts (morphemes) as well as sounds.
Which statement most accurately describes how the human brain has evolved to
process spoken and written language? - ANSWER-Our brains have evolved to process
spoken language much more easily than alphabetic writing.
Which skills are least correlated with reading comprehension in children? - ANSWERvisual-motor skills and visual-spatial reasoning
According to the Simple View of Reading model, which is more important to reading
comprehension—word recognition or language comprehension? - ANSWER-Both are
According to the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, what percentage
of fourth-grade students have scored "basic" or "below basic" in reading? - ANSWER64% nationally, with African-American and Hispanic students making up a
Which of these is an example of morphology? - ANSWER-We know the words unique,
uniform, united, and universe all contain the root uni, meaning "one."
How does the language system of pragmatics help us to understand why written
language is more structured than spoken language? - ANSWER-Social context and
nonverbal gestures help the listener understand spoken language, so there is less need
for it to be highly structured.
Which statement best describes the relative importance of oral reading fluency and
verbal comprehension as factors in reading comprehension? - ANSWER-As children get
older, verbal comprehension becomes more important than oral reading fluency.
What adds to the challenge of becoming literate? Select all that apply. - ANSWER-All
meaning resides in the written words alone; there is no additional physical context or
gestures, facial expressions, etc., to support meaning.
-AND- Reading and writing require learning new forms of language, such as changes to
sentence structure, discourse, and presentation of vocabulary and semantics.
Which is a characteristic of discourse in spoken language? - ANSWER-It does not use
paragraphs and tends to be disorganized. [Show Less]