NONWORD Phoneme Recognition Assessment
© 2003 Triune Initiatives
NONWORD, through the use of pseudo-words, provides an assessment to identify specific areas of decoding difficulty in students who are able to read but are still having difficulty with some words.
NONWORD identifies those letter blends that a student either does not know, or is not able to recognize quickly enough for efficient reading.
This information provides the basis of a targeted teaching program.
with two parallel pseudo-word assessments
FOR USE BY
specialists & classroom teachers
FOR USE WITH
8 yr olds - adults
• Manual – with Guide and 2 Copymasters
• Double-sided laminated card containing Student Lists A & B
• Two separate, but parallel sets of 30 words
- which become progressively more difficult to decode.
• Notes to assist analysis of assessment and subsequent teaching plan.
• Suggested steps in a phoneme teaching plan.
• Avoids known sight words – ensuring active reading of phonemes.
• Can be used as a decoding or auditory recognition/oral ability assessment.
• Can isolate a student’s ability to:
- identify individual letters and their sounds in words
- identify the phonemic chunks
- join phonemic chunks
- recognise and use syllables
Identifies the specific phonemic chunks that are being targeted.
This enables a more precise teaching program to be developed.
Decoding ability can be measured with a sight word recognition test. When an unknown word is presented, students will try to make sense of it because they know it is a real word, even if they don’t know what it is. However, while word recognition tests are useful tools for gathering data about a reader, they are not always enough to help understand what the student is seeing and what attack strategies they have for reading unknown words.