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AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary
Review these short, engaging lessons to strengthen your familiarity with how teachers can promote students' reading comprehension and get ready for an AEPA Middle Grades ELA content domain. The lessons aim for you to be able to correctly respond to questions about:
- Reading comprehension teaching strategies
- How the four-square strategy is used
- Higher-level thinking and probing questions
- Pros and cons of using technology in the classroom
- Scaffolding reading instruction strategies
- How advance organizers are used
- The helpfulness of visualization
- Bell ringers in reading
- Big picture and close reading strategies
The engaging lessons were created by professional instructors who understand what topics are on the AEPA Middle Grades ELA exam. After reviewing the text and video lessons, you'll get to validate your understanding of the various strategies by taking the corresponding practice quizzes.
AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test assesses your knowldege prior to earning teacher certification in Arizona. This chapter helps prepare you for the exam's Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas content domain, which accounts for roughly 20% of your score. This test includes a total of 150 multiple-choice questions.
1. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
2. Using the Four-Square Strategy to Identify & Define Key Vocabulary
In this lesson, we'll explore how to use the Four-Square Strategy to learn and remember important vocabulary words. We'll also practice with a couple sample words.
3. Higher Level Questions for Reading
This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
4. Probing Questions: Types & Examples
Want someone to open up? In this lesson, we will learn about probing questions and how they are used to elicit answers that are based on critical thinking and/or personal feelings.
5. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages
Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.
6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.
7. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
8. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
9. Reading Bell Ringers
Reading Bell Ringers can help teachers manage times of transition within a classroom by providing students a structured and engaging activity. In this lesson, you will learn multiple examples of Reading Bell Ringers that you can use in your classroom.
10. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
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Other chapters within the AEPA Middle Grades English Language Arts (NT201): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Foundations of Reading
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Vocabulary
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Figures of Speech
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Interpretation
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Elements & Structure
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Climax & Plot in Literature
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Themes
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Points of View in Literature
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Genres & Types of Literature
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Nonfiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Interpreting Literary Fiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Drama Analysis
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Poetry
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Significant Literary Works
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Grammar & Parts of Speech
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Phrases & Clauses
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Sentence Structure
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Modifiers
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Punctuation Rules
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Composition Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Clarity in Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Writing Research & Citation
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Narrative Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Descriptive Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Active Listening
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Visual Aids in Communication
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