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Course SummaryUse this course to prepare for the Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education exam. Containing short lessons and self-assessments, this course can help you review and remember all of the instructional topics that you'll encounter on the exam.
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Professional instructors designed this study guide course to make preparing for the Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education exam stress-free and enjoyable. You'll study self-paced lessons on subjects such as assessment and diagnostic teaching, spelling and mechanics for young learners and reading and writing as tools for inquiry. Help from an instructor is only a few clicks away in the Dashboard if you have any questions as you complete the course.
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If you plan on taking the Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education exam, work through this course to make sure you're fully prepared. Inside the course, you'll find short and engaging lessons that cover the special education and elementary instruction topics you'll be tested on, such as student assessment, reading comprehension strategies, spelling and mechanics and oral language. Once you finish this course, you can expect to be able to:
- Explain diagnostic teaching and assessment
- Discuss communication and oral language
- Outline ELL reading instruction
- Define phonological awareness and phonetic principles
- Describe word analysis and the development of vocabulary
- Explain how to teach reading comprehension and fluency
- Detail comprehension strategies for fiction, nonfiction and poetry
- Apply successful writing instruction strategies
- Understand spelling and language mechanics for young students
- Provide examples of writing and reading tools
Made up of 99 lessons and 11 chapters, this study guide course presents the same subjects you could face on exam day. To help check your knowledge, we've also included lesson quizzes and chapter tests for self-assessment.
Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education Exam Information
This exam measures the knowledge and skills of prospective elementary and special education teachers who are seeking entry-level teaching positions in the state of Virginia. The exam contains two parts that assess your knowledge of diagnostic teaching, oral communication, reading development and writing/research.
- Number of Questions: 103
- Question Type: 100 selected-response and three constructed-response questions
- Time Limit: 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Exam Cost: $130
Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education Exam Breakdown
|Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education Exam Concept||Percent of the Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Assessment & Diagnostic Teaching||15%||19 questions||12|
|Oral Language & Oral Communication||15%||19 questions||9|
|Reading Development||35%||43 questions||57|
|Writing & Research||15%||19 questions||21|
|Analysis & Application||20%||3 questions||99|
Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators: Elementary and Special Education Preparation & Registration
We've designed this course to be informative, flexible and enjoyable. Our expertly-taught lessons are short and concise, which helps you quickly review important elementary and special education concepts. You can access the chapter at any time using your computer or mobile device, and your course dashboard will keep track of your progress. Work through the course at your own pace, and use the dashboard to jump to the chapter topics you want to study. The course includes interactive lesson quizzes, chapter exams and a final exam to help you retain the information and gain confidence prior to taking the Praxis exam. Our expert instructors are also available to answer your questions about elementary and special education.
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