Teachers' Test
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1. Explain review. Give examples of three types of review as covered in Step Two.

When you review, you want to focus specifically on the subject and content that you are studying the second, third or more times. Review means that the subject has been presented, taught, understood, and now you need to go over it again and again until the material has been mastered for application.

EXAMPLES: Games, drill, songs, exercises, dictation, stories

2. Explain what is meant by drill.

REVIEW by drill. Drill is the constant repetition of what has been taught. It may be done in a variety of ways through dramatics or it may be done as presenting the material over and over until your student grows tired of the sameness and begins to thoroughly grasp the concepts and ideas presented. Nevertheless, the material presented in this fashion needs to be continously presented over and over.

3. Why repeat songs? Review by songs. Sing them over and over. The more a song is sung, the easier it is to be sung again and again and the more rapidly the student remembers the material covered in the song.

4. When an assignment is given to make a report on Digraphs, Blends, etc. found outside the school i.e. bill boards, why is it a good idea for parents to sign the report?

You might want to have the parent sign the report because then the parent is taking the responsibility of testifying to the completion of the task. It involves the parents which is helpful and it makes the older students more responsible.

5. When Moon Words are presented in Step Two, they are written with dots separating the syllables. Why are the dots there and why don't the students write the dots when Moon Words are dictated? Explain.

The words are to be written without the dots. The dots are put there to help you separate the parts of the words with the vowel sounds for easier pronunciation on your part while dictating. Your student should write only what he or she hears you say. The dot is not heard.

6. What is a Moon Word?

Sounds that formed together make a word not found in the English language

7. If you have an accent, what should you do before presenting phonics pronunciation to your students? Explain.

Record your voice. Record the sound you want to present. Record your voice again. Listen to the recording and try to HEAR if there's any difference in the sound you say and the sound made available to you. Ask others to listen and help you discern the difference.

8. When should you give the final tests? Explain.

After all the lessons have been thoroughly studied and all of the reinforcement, extra activities, games, reading exercises, dictation, markings and other tests have been completed to satisfaction.

9. Why is Braille and other codes suggested in these lessons since they aren't sounds taught in phonics? Explain.

Braille and other codes are fun, entertaining, and raise self esteem. They challenge young minds who have the enjoyment of working together towards a common goal. They serve as sight drill, sight review and sight reinforcement in the phonics lessons taught in Step Two. The exercises using the codes strengthen focus and raise concentration levels for the students.

10. Of what importance are the preliminary tests prior to the final tests? Explain.

They prepare for the final tests. They sharpen skills. Self-correction is provided as good review. Another form of good review and reinforcement is investigating the answers and researching their explanations in the lessons.

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