Ch 9: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Age-Appropriate Instruction

About This Chapter

Re-examine various ways to provide age-appropriate instruction with these useful video lessons. This comprehensive study guide chapter provides the tools you need to effectively prepare for the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Age-Appropriate Instruction - Chapter Summary

Understanding what literacy strategies and activities are most effective for your students depends largely on their age and corresponding abilities. Explore some of the many ways to integrate literacy instruction into age-appropriate learning opportunities by watching these video lessons that discuss:

  • Interactive and engaging ways to teach vocabulary words and promote literacy in the classroom
  • Activities and strategies to encourage student engagement
  • Utilizing effective teaching and questioning techniques
  • Employing Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and methods of teaching ELL students
  • Understanding direct, discovery and differentiated instruction
  • Providing written feedback to students
  • Review of close reading vs. big picture reading strategies and methods for scaffolding reading instruction

The thorough and easy-to-understand lessons presented in this study guide chapter are designed to effectively prepare you for this portion of the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam. Utilize all the resources provided in this chapter, including the lesson quizzes and chapter exam, which will help you gauge your comprehension of the material. These assessments will highlight any areas you may need to review and provide direct links to specific topics within the lessons, so you'll have quick access to only the topics you wish to re-examine. Expert instructors are also available to provide help and clarification if needed.

14 Lessons in Chapter 9: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Age-Appropriate Instruction
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Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

1. Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

Teaching vocabulary words to students doesn't have to be boring and repetitive. In this lesson, you will learn methods to energize your classroom during vocabulary instruction. Afterwards, test your new knowledge with our quiz!

Student Engagement Activities

2. Student Engagement Activities

Grabbing student's attention and keeping it throughout a lesson is our goal! Here are three innovative and fun ways to engage students in the lesson topic of your choice.

Student Engagement Strategies

3. Student Engagement Strategies

Students learn information in many different ways, which makes engaging diverse student populations challenging. In this lesson, we will define what it means to be actively engaged and explore several best practice strategies for engaging students.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

4. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.

Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

5. Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

Asking questions is one of the best ways to promote student learning, no matter the age group! This lesson will help you understand how to figure out what questions to ask and when, as well as how to make effective questioning a part of your teaching that you can do instinctively.

Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

6. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

In this lesson, we'll explore the characteristics and strategies of effective teaching. We'll also look at some methods used by teachers, such as case studies and role playing, that are used to encourage student learning.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

7. 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.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

8. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

9. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

10. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

11. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

12. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

13. Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

This lesson will illustrate the importance of providing students written feedback and explain how to do this in the way that most impacts student achievement.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

14. 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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