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Ch 13: 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 13: 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

The process to become an effective teacher can be challenging. Learn about the skills and professional knowledge that teachers should possess and understand internal and external reflection practices for teachers. Explore ways that teachers can grow professionally to become better and more effective educators.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

2. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.

Student Engagement Strategies

3. Student Engagement Strategies

Being aware of effective engagement strategies and how to implement them is important in classroom settings or when working with students. Explore different student engagement strategies, such as phoning a friend, partner sharing, cold-calling, and more.

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

Promoting literacy in the classroom can help students develop a lifelong love for reading. Explore strategies and tips for fostering independent reading time both inside and outside the classroom, including setting ground rules, ways to make reading fun, and assessing students' reading time.

Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

6. Effective Teaching: Strategies & Methods

Students can learn more when their teachers use effective teaching methods. Learn what effective teaching is and explore the different tools and approaches for effective teaching, including strategies, such as promoting student independence, and methods, such as discussion and role-play.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

7. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.

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

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

Culturally responsive teaching, or CRT, involves focusing on students' cultural backgrounds to help them learn. Discover the theory, characteristics, research, and strategies of CRT, then explore its use in the classroom.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

9. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Teachers use many tools in their efforts to educate students. Learn about the teaching methods of direct instruction and discovery instruction. Understand how the two methods differ and recognize the benefits that each method offers in the classroom.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

10. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

There are educational strategies utilized in supporting English language learners (ELL) in their linguistic proficiency. Follow the use of pictures and visuals, emphasis on vocabulary, scaffold instruction, and small groups to improve ELL instruction.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

11. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension includes identifying key information from a given text. Learn how to improve reading comprehension by teaching steps and activities to complete before, during, and after reading.

Chapter Practice Exam
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