Ch 11: AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction

About This Chapter

Get ready for questions about effective literacy instruction on the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam with the study resources in this chapter.

AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction - Chapter Summary

Use these video and text lessons and quizzes to review effective literacy instruction for the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. Lesson topics cover strategies and activities to foster student engagement, literacy instruction and culturally responsive teaching. You'll also review the following:

  • Strategies for effective teaching
  • Promoting classroom literacy
  • Scaffolding reading instruction
  • Direct and discovery instruction
  • Teaching ELL students
  • Instructing students in reading comprehension

Our instructors have compiled a series of text and video lessons that will get you up to speed in no time. Each lesson can be viewed as many times as you'd like until you feel you've mastered the material. Test your understanding with practice quizzes and the chapter exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction Objectives

The AEPA Reading K-8 exam is a certification requirement for elementary and middle school reading teachers in Arizona. The exam is made up of 100 selected-answer questions and one written response. You'll have three and a half hours to complete both the written assignment and the selected-response questions.

This chapter will help you with questions about the foundations of literacy instruction in the Assessment, Instruction and Leadership Foundations subarea of the exam. This section makes up about 20% of the total exam. You'll need to be able to recognize the components of effective reading instruction, intervention and tutorial programs. You'll also need to know strategies to foster student engagement and motivation.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Becoming an Effective Teacher

1. Becoming an Effective Teacher

Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

2. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

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.

Student Engagement Activities

4. 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.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

5. 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 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.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

10. 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.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

11. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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