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Praxis Reading for Virginia Educators - Elementary & Special Education (5306): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. DeShawn is tracing a word in sand at the phonics station with his group. Which phonological teaching strategy is his teacher using when she asks him to trace words in sand?

Question 2 2. A student consistently writes certain letters, like ''b'' and ''d,'' backwards and inconsistently misspells simple sight words in their writing. Which skill is this student struggling with?

Question 3 3. List the parts of writer's workshop.

Question 4 4. You require your students to provide a list of sources to be approved before they use them in their research project. One student shows you a blog post written by a college student protesting kill shelters. Is this a reliable source?

Question 5 5. Contrast whole-to-part instruction with reader-based instruction.

Question 6 6.

A group of teachers want to foster their students' nonfiction reading comprehension skills. Which of these teachers is fostering their students' nonfiction reading comprehension best?


I. Mr. Aizawa has his students flip through the text before reading it to preview the headings and start to develop an understanding of what the text is covering. Then, he takes some time to teach them important vocabulary words so they can understand what they are reading. Finally, they read passages from the informational text and break it down into relevant chunks.


II. Ms. O'Hare reads the informational text with her students once and asks them to write three facts they learned. Then, she asks them to read back over the text to pick out important vocabulary words or words and phrases that they don't understand. She teaches them the words they don't know and asks them to write sentences with the vocabulary words to solidify their understanding.


III. Mrs. Wong asks her students to preview the text and make a mental note of the headings which will help them develop an understanding of what the text is going to be about. Then, she asks them to read passages from the informational text to break it down into relevant chunks. Finally, she reviews important vocabulary and answers any questions students have about the content of the text.

Question 7 7. Which of the following teachers is using a formative assessment technique?

Question 8 8. What are the benefits of using homogeneous grouping in literacy instruction?

Question 9 9. Describe the importance of early literacy assessments.

Question 10 10. Mr. Olivera wants to teach his elementary-age students more about literary analysis and improve their reading comprehension. Which of the following techniques are age appropriate and effective for teaching literary analysis and reading comprehension skills?

Question 11 11. What is the impact of a classroom library on reading comprehension?

Question 12 12. A student whose native language is Spanish comes up to her teacher and says: ''My mama has a car red.'' Which oral language skill is this student struggling with?

Question 13 13. A teacher sits with a student and asks him a question, listening carefully to both the content of the answer and to the way that the student speaks. What oral language assessment is the teacher using?

Question 14 14.

Which of the following activities fosters oral language skill development?


I. Reading and discussing a text in a small group

II. Giving a presentation to the class

III. Doing research on a famous author

IV. Drawing pictures of what is happening in a story

Question 15 15. Describe the importance of emphasizing vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs).

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