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Praxis Reading Specialist (5301): Practice & Study Guide Final Exam

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Question 1 1. A They Say, I Say, And So table helps students to make inferences. What, in this incomplete table, would be an appropriate inference for students to make based on the information already in the table?

Question 2 2.

A writing teacher has been teaching thesis statements for two weeks. The students have partaken in various activities associated with thesis statements. While grading the end-of-the-unit exam, the teacher realizes that a handful of students are having difficulty understanding how to create thesis statements. The class is already a week behind in the curriculum. Which of the following options should the teacher move forward with?

Question 3 3. A student is writing an essay about the effects that classic English works and writers had on American romantic writers and is evaluating the sources in the image. Which of the answer choices is not an effective analysis of the sources?

Question 4 4.

Students are working on a research paper about technological warfare. They are tasked with finding three scholarly sources written for an academic audience to support their ideas. A student asks the teacher if a Newsweek op-ed article, "Technology is the Enemy," written by a contributing writer who is a known economist, is an appropriate source to use. How should the teacher respond?

Question 5 5.

Grammar development occurs in various stages, like development of other aspects of literacy skills. What would be characteristic of students in stage three of grammar development?

Question 6 6.

Ms. McBawn taught a lesson on the historical fiction genre, and throughout the lesson, Javier showed significant understanding of the features of the historical fiction genre. Ms. McBawn then taught a lesson on writing historical fiction. Students are assigned to write a historical fiction short story. Ms. Jovial wants to use Javier's story as an example for her future classes. What does this say about Javier's skills?

Question 7 7.

Reading and writing specialists employ a variety of reading and writing instruction strategies, like shared and guided practice and modeling. A teacher wants to use a modeled writing approach in the class. Which of these scenarios demonstrates this approach?

Question 8 8.

Which theory associated with learning a second language posits that if language learners are experiencing anxiety, lack of motivation, and low self-confidence, their learning will be inhibited?

Question 9 9.

Increasing learner reading comprehension is a process involving various levels and stages. Kamala has finished reading a story, and her teacher asks her questions about what she read. The teacher recognizes that Kamala can state facts, make generalizations, recognize the sequence of events, make predictions, and identify the unstated purpose of the story. Kamala is at what comprehension level?

Question 10 10.

How should teachers use the zone of proximal development (ZPD) associated with text selection in a reading classroom?

Question 11 11.

The teacher sets the following objective for a lesson: Recognize purpose and personification within a fictional piece of writing. What genre or type of fiction would best suit the objective for this lesson?

Question 12 12.

The sixth-grade math teachers approach the reading specialist requesting a series of costly, cross-curricular, interactive computer programs that will help students increase their mathematical literacy while also improving reading and writing skills. This is a STEM-based program. How should the reading specialist, who recognizes there is no room in the budget for the program, proceed with the request?

Question 13 13.

Reading teachers and specialists are developing a reading program based around a new textbook. The teachers agree that the text, while effective overall, does not address a specific part of the curriculum. Which of the following is an effective plan of action?

Question 14 14.

Students are learning about syllabication. They must, from memory, write down all the rules they understand thus far. The student responses are as follows: (1) Separate two consecutive vowels if they merge to form the same sound. (2) Separate the first letter and the last letter from the root of the word. (3) Separate preceding letters from any double consonant. (4) Separate two different consonants if the first is preceded by a vowel and the second is succeeded by a vowel. Which of these responses is an accurate rule of syllabication?

Question 15 15.

What unit of grammar are prefixes, bases, suffixes, and affixes?

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Praxis Reading Specialist (5301): Practice & Study Guide Final Free Practice Test Instructions

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