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AEPA Reading K-8: Cognitive Foundations of Literacy - Chapter Summary
This chapter contains text and video lessons that will get you up to speed on the cognitive foundations of literacy for the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll have reviewed the following topics:
- Types of cognitive processes used in learning
- Stages of phonological development in students
- Orthographic processing
- Constructing meaning with interactive reading
- Applying information processing theory to teaching
You'll review short text and video lessons that make concepts come to life. Test your understanding of lesson topics with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Feel free to contact our instructors if you have any questions about the lesson material.
AEPA Reading K-8: Cognitive Foundations of Literacy Objectives
The AEPA Reading K-8 exam is part of the Arizona state licensure requirements for some teachers. The exam is taken on a computer at a designated testing site and lasts three hours and thirty minutes. You'll answer 100 selected-response questions and complete one constructed-response assignment.
This chapter covers cognitive foundations of literacy objectives found in the Theoretical and Research Foundations subarea of the exam. This subarea makes up about 13% of the total test. Use these study resources to prepare for questions about cognitive processes used in reading, such as active construction of meaning and phonological and orthographic processing.
1. Cognitive Processes in Learning: Types, Definition & Examples
Explore the cognitive processes your brain is going through right now to learn information. We'll define key terms and discuss the two leading theories.
2. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview
In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.
3. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation
How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.
4. How Students Read Interactively to Construct Meaning
How do readers interact with a text, and how does that interaction help them comprehend what they are reading? In this lesson, we'll examine interactive reading and its elements.
5. Information Processing Theory: Overview & Practical Teaching Examples
How does information make its way to memory? How do people learn? In this lesson, we'll examine the information processing theory of learning, including the process of memory, cognitive load, chunking, and automaticity.
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Other chapters within the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 (AZ046): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Reading K-8: Language Development
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs
- AEPA Reading K-8: Sociocultural Influences on Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Theoretical Models of Reading
- AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods
- AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments
- AEPA Reading K-8: Using Data to Drive Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development
- AEPA Reading K-8: Appropriate Literacy Intervention
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Vocabulary & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency
- AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic & Spelling Awareness
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Writing
- AEPA Reading K-8: Comprehension of Content Area Texts
- AEPA Reading K-8: Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking
- AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
- AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 Flashcards