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Teaching & Improving Language Fluency Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. One strategy for improving oral fluency is to have the reader engage in _____.

Question 2 2. Oral fluency refers to speaking and reading aloud with smoothness, ease, and correct _____.

Question 3 3. Decoding slows down comprehension by _____.

Question 4 4. Reading comprehension requires the ability to quickly retrieve words and phrases and their meanings from _____.

Question 5 5. Oral fluency contributes to, but is not sufficient for, _____.

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Question 6 6. When using timed repeated reading in reading instruction, how many times should a reader be asked to read a passage?

Question 7 7. What are two examples of ways to assess a reader's current reading rate and level of ability?

Question 8 8. How does frequency help with increasing reading rate?

Question 9 9. How does an activity help a student increase her or his reading rate?

Question 10 10. Is it helpful for a student to learn by reading with another student her or his age?

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Question 11 11. When assessing a student's reading rate, what do you want to watch out for?

Question 12 12. What question might you ask when assessing a student's prosody?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not usually considered a component of fluency?

Question 14 14. What might it mean if a child is reading very slowly?

Question 15 15. Which of the following can be a useful tool for assessing students' expression?

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Question 16 16. What measure might a teacher use to determine a student's initial fluency before doing repeated readings?

Question 17 17. Why is automaticity in particular so critical for reading comprehension?

Question 18 18. A student is reading a passage and doesn't remember to pause at periods and instead continues into the new sentence without any change of pace or tone. What area is a struggle for this student, based on this description?

Question 19 19. Which of the following BEST describes the concept of repeated readings?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a strategy recommended to improve fluency?

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Question 21 21.

Compare the following two situations and identify which person has better prosody:

Jack reads an original poem he has written and pays attention to the punctuation, making sure to pause and continue where needed, and raises his voice when reading a question as well as makes it quieter and louder when words like ''still'' and ''roar'' are used. There is no dialogue in this poem.

Jill reads a play that has no punctuation (commas, periods, etc.), but has three characters. She uses different voices and tones for each character. She speaks louder when the characters are arguing and quieter when two characters are whispering to each other about the other.

Question 22 22.

If you were to read the following passage aloud, which element of prosody would be the most important to focus on?

''When I woke up this morning, I muttered to myself, 'I just want to go back to sleep,' but then looked at my alarm clock and shouted, 'Oh no! I'm late for school!''

Question 23 23. In the element of flow for prosody, what is the key sign of what to do?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is NOT a major element of prosody?

Question 25 25.

Analyze the following situation and identify which element of prosody needs improvement:

John reads a passage from a children's book to an audience of kindergarteners and uses the same voice and tone for the dialogue of both the lazy, human character and the excited and enthusiastic dog character.

Teaching & Improving Language Fluency Chapter Exam Instructions

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