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Ch 18: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Explicit Instruction

About This Chapter

Explicit instruction is one method of teaching literature and reading. This portion of our AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 guide will go over the techniques of explicit instruction to prepare you for the AEPA exam.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Explicit Instruction - Chapter Summary

Students can be taught methods of reading and writing about passages through explicit instruction. In this section of the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 Study.com review course, you will be looking at explicit instruction guidelines in order to get you ready to pass the AEPA exam. The topics you will be studying in this chapter of the course are taken from the following:

  • Teaching reading through three minute pauses and think-alouds
  • Using visualization
  • Visuals in communication
  • Published and typed reports
  • Using prior knowledge to predict
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • Rules of paragraphs
  • Poetry as a literary form
  • The value in responding to text
  • Using reference material in writing
  • Writing narrative paragraphs
  • Feature stories and short stories

These text and video lessons all come paired with self-assessment quizzes that you can utilize to track your progress and see how much more preparation you need for the AEPA exam. As you work your way through the video lessons, you can also make a note on the timeline when you need a break and need to pick up your studies at a later time.

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Explicit Instruction
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Teaching Reading: 3-Minute Pause & Think-Alouds

1. Teaching Reading: 3-Minute Pause & Think-Alouds

The three minute pause and think-alouds are reading strategies that help students become better readers. This lesson outlines what they are, how they work and how to use these techniques in classrooms.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

2. 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.

Using Prior Knowledge to Make Predictions While Reading

3. Using Prior Knowledge to Make Predictions While Reading

Skilled readers make predictions and connect what they already know to what they're reading. In this lesson you'll learn how to activate your prior knowledge in order to make predictions about a reading selection.

The Role of Visuals in Communication

4. The Role of Visuals in Communication

Visuals used in business communication can help with message development. This lesson will explain how the use of visuals can increase understanding, development, communication, and the retainment of a message.

Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples

5. Published & Typed Reports: Differences & Examples

What is the process after you have completed your research? In this lesson, we will explore the differences between a finished piece of research and a published piece of research, why it is important, and the process of how it is accomplished.

Capitalization Rules in Writing

6. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

7. What is Punctuation? - Rules & Signs

In this lesson, we'll find out what punctuation is. We'll then learn some rules for using the most common punctuation marks as well as review sample sentences utilizing the punctuation rules.

Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

8. Paragraphs: Definition & Rules

Almost all forms of writing are structured into paragraphs. Watch this video lesson to learn not only the definition and purpose of a paragraph but its proper structure and how to make a paragraph effective.

Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

9. Poetry as Literary Form: Overview and Examples

This lesson will introduce the formal qualities of poetry and the ways that it differs from prose. Among other things, we'll consider meter, rhyme schemes, stanzas, and popular poetic forms.

The Value of Responding to Literary Texts

10. The Value of Responding to Literary Texts

Learning through reading literature is fundamental to critical thinking and understanding. This lesson will explain some of the key benefits of reading and responding to literary texts.

How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

11. How to Use Reference Material in Your Writing

When it comes to writing an essay or a vast array of other academic writing projects, you will often have to refer to the works of others. This video will teach you the skills to use reference materials in your writing.

Writing a Narrative Paragraph

12. Writing a Narrative Paragraph

Narrative paragraphs use organizational choices, transition words, and imagery to tell an author's particular version of a story and, if desired, a message or lesson learned from that story.

Feature Story: Definition, Format & Examples

13. Feature Story: Definition, Format & Examples

In this lesson, we will learn about feature stories and how to write effective human interest pieces that leave a lasting impression. We'll learn about the elements and structure of a feature story, and then you can test your knowledge of this subject with a quiz.

Short Stories: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

14. Short Stories: Definition, Characteristics & Examples

We've all read short stories, such as 'A Country Doctor' by Franz Kafka or Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart.' In this lesson, you'll learn more about the characteristics of the short story and explore some noteworthy examples by American and European writers.

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