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AEPA Reading K-8: Comprehension of Content Area Texts - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers the essential material related to teaching comprehension of content area texts for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. Lesson topics in this study guide include:
- Types of text features
- Using graphic organizers to link texts
- High frequency words
- Making connections between different written texts
You'll review topics quickly and easily with this combination of text and video lessons. Review each lesson as many times as you'd like until you feel you've mastered the material, then test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam.
AEPA Reading K-8: Comprehension of Content Area Texts Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Reading K-8 test is part of the certification process for those who want to teach reading for grades K-8 in Arizona. The test includes 100 selected-answer questions and one written response. Test questions must be answered within three and a half hours.
This chapter corresponds to questions found in the Content Area Literacy in Grades K-8 subsection of the exam, which accounts for about 13% of the total exam. Use these study tools to help you correctly answer questions on text structures, textual, graphic and organization features of texts and vocabulary and academic language used in various content areas.
1. What is a Text Feature? - Definition & Examples
You think the newest computers and smart phones have more features than dusty old books? You might think again after reading this lesson, where you'll see text features defined along with a few examples of these helpful textual enhancements!
2. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples
In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.
3. High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples
You don't have to be a dog to hear 'high frequency words;' in fact, we encounter them every day! In this lesson, discover what makes these words 'high-frequency,' and see some examples that you may have even used today.
4. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works
In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.
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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: Cognitive Foundations of Literacy
- 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: Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking
- AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
- AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 Flashcards