Ch 14: AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency

About This Chapter

Review ways to improve student reading fluency with the lessons and quizzes in this chapter. These study tools will get you ready for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency - Chapter Summary

Use these chapter resources to brush up on methods for improving student reading fluency. These lessons will help you prepare for fluency questions on the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Methods for improving reading fluency
  • Instructing students in radio reading
  • Peer groups
  • Literacy learning with peer-assisted strategies
  • Jigsaw activities

These lessons will give you concrete teaching strategies for fluency in short, easily understandable lessons. Access the lessons as many times as you need. Keep an eye on your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature, which tracks how far you've come and what you still need to cover.

AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency Objectives

Arizona educators who wish to teach elementary or middle grade English will need to pass the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. The exam lasts three hours and 30 minutes and consists of 100 constructed-response questions and one written assignment.

This chapter is designed to prepare you for questions on instruction and intervention in fluency in the Essential Elements of K-8 Literacy Instruction and Intervention subarea of the exam. This subsection as a whole accounts for about 40% of the total test. You'll be tested on key indicators of reading fluency, common factors that disrupt fluency, strategies for providing fluency instruction and intervention strategies that address student needs in fluency improvement.

5 Lessons in Chapter 14: AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency
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Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

1. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.

Radio Reading: Definition & Instruction

2. Radio Reading: Definition & Instruction

In this lesson, you'll learn how radio reading works and how a teacher might use this strategy in the classroom. Find out the benefits of this approach for students doing the radio reading assignment and for their classmates.

Peer Group: Definition & Concept

3. Peer Group: Definition & Concept

A peer group is a social group that consists of individuals of the same social status who share similar interests and are close in age. Learn about peer groups, how they influence socialization during childhood and adolescence, and more.

Peer-Assisted Strategies for Learning Literacy

4. Peer-Assisted Strategies for Learning Literacy

In this lesson, you'll gain an understanding of the techniques known as peer-assisted learning strategies for literacy learning. We'll look at definitions, examples, and benefits of this approach.

Jigsaw Activities: Examples & Classroom Applications

5. Jigsaw Activities: Examples & Classroom Applications

Learn about jigsaw activities, and how they're used in the classroom. Find out how to apply jigsaw activities to your lessons. Review the lesson then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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