The purposes of the present study are: 1) to investigate whether or not children can use phonics as a tool in reading without knowing abstract terms; 2) to compare high and low level readers on their abilities to define phonics terms; 3) to compare high and low level readers on their abilities to apply phonics terms; and 4) to determine the relationship between the determination and application of phonics terms.
Moore, L. J., & Litcher, J. H. (1983). A Comparison of Children's Ability to Define and Apply Phonics Terms. Reading Horizons, 24 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol24/iss1/5