Ch 14: AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy

About This Chapter

This chapter on reading and literacy leadership will help you prepare for the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Reading Endorsement K-8 exam.

AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons and quizzes to review reading and literacy leadership topics. You'll cover all the information you need to answer these types of questions on the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. By the end of the chapter, you'll have explored the following:

  • Programs and strategies for reading intervention
  • Research-based strategies for reading instruction
  • Models for educational coaching
  • Ways to promote parental involvement in literacy goals
  • Advantages and disadvantages of cross-curricular teaching
  • Developing programs for literacy intervention
  • Tips for facilitating parent-teacher conferences

These lessons quickly and clearly explain topics so you can get up to speed in less time. Track your progress through the chapter on your personal dashboard. You'll be able to see what you've mastered and what you still need to review.

AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy Chapter Objectives

The AEPA K-8 test is part of the licensure process for Arizona reading teachers. The exam is made up of 100 selected-response questions and one written assignment.

These study tools are designed to prepare you for questions about the foundations of leadership in reading and literacy found in the Assessment, Instruction and Leadership Foundations subsection of the exam. This subsection as a whole accounts for approximately 20% of the total test. You'll be asked about strategies for using research to inform teaching methods, effective coaching and collaborative practices, and the development of literacy programs.

7 Lessons in Chapter 14: AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy
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Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

1. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.

Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Reading

2. Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Reading

When teachers use research-based instructional strategies, students have the best chance to learn to read or improve their reading skills. Effective instructional strategies will include the key areas of word knowledge and comprehension.

Educational Coaching Models

3. Educational Coaching Models

Teachers are like everyone else - they benefit from guidance and assistance. These days, many districts use instructional coaches and models, or action plans, as teacher performance is more regularly measured and monitored. In this lesson, you'll learn about the work of educational coaches while exploring three different models currently used in the field.

Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

4. Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy

Parent involvement is important to help students become lifelong readers and writers. Still, there are challenges to promoting effective parent involvement. This lesson offers ideas for engaging parents in young children's literacy development.

Cross-Curricular Teaching Advantages & Disadvantages

5. Cross-Curricular Teaching Advantages & Disadvantages

Cross-curricular teaching is a teacher's approach to individual and classroom learning. This lesson examines the advantages and disadvantages of three cross-curricular strategies: fusion, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary.

Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

6. Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

This lesson encourages schools and teachers to think outside of the box in terms of developing literacy intervention programs that are motivational as well as effective for all students.

Parent Teacher Conference Tips

7. Parent Teacher Conference Tips

'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.

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Practice Final Exam
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