# CHILD DEVELOPMENT PEDAGOGY

## GROWTH DEVELOPMENT CHILD

### DYSLEXIA

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How many phonemes in the word ‘fox’?
 A 2 B 3 C 4 D None of the above
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -’Fox’ has three letters but four phonemes: /fɒks/. There are also lots of inconsistencies in how our spelling system represents phonemes. So, the ‘x’ in ‘fox’ represents at the same time both the /k/ and the /s/ in /fɒks/.

Detailed explanation-2: -Despite there being just 26 letters in the English language there are approximately 44 unique sounds, also known as phonemes. The 44 sounds help distinguish one word or meaning from another.

Detailed explanation-3: -The 44 English phonemes are represented by the 26 letters of the alphabet individually and in combination. Phonics instruction involves teaching the relationship between sounds and the letters used to represent them. There are hundreds of spelling alternatives that can be used to represent the 44 English phonemes.

Detailed explanation-4: -The symbols: k, c, and q are three different graphemes used to represent one phoneme. The words: keep, come, and quit use three different graphemes to represent one phoneme: /k/. A grapheme my consist of more than one letter, representing the phoneme. A letter and a grapheme are not the same thing.

Detailed explanation-5: -Use The Thumb Rule This is a very simple rule to count phonemes in a word. All you have to do is to select a word that you would be counting phonemes of. Then start pronouncing the word. Each time there is a movement inside your mouth, count it.

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