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AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development - Chapter Summary
Dust off your knowledge of phonemic development for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam with these study tools. You'll cover evidence-based instruction methods that can help students develop phonemic skills and awareness. This chapter includes lessons on the following topics:
- Strategies for promoting student literacy
- How phonological skills affect literacy development
- Ways to teach phonemic awareness
- Instruction methods for letter formation and recognition
This chapter includes a series of brief lessons to help you brush up on topics you may not have covered in awhile. Test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes before or after working through the lessons. The quizzes will help you gauge your understanding of the lesson topics and allow you to get an idea of the types of questions you can expect on the AEPA exam.
AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development Chapter Objectives
The AEPA Reading K-8 test is part of the certification process for elementary and middle school teachers in the state of Arizona. The test consists of 100 selected-response questions and one constructed-response assignment. You will have three hours and thirty minutes to complete the exam.
This chapter on phonemic development will help you answer questions about phonemic development in the Essential Elements of K-8 Literacy Instruction and Intervention portion of the test. This subarea makes up 40% of the total test score. These lessons will help you with questions that measure your knowledge of the role of phonemic awareness in literacy development, strategies for developing phonological skills in students, evidence-based instruction strategies for phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and letter recognition and formation techniques.
1. Literacy Strategies for Teachers
The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.
2. Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development
What skills must be developed for a child to learn to read? This lesson focuses on the impact of phonological awareness on literacy development and why even seemingly simple activities are so important.
3. Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic awareness is an essential skill for early reading development. This lesson defines phonemic awareness and focuses on effective programs and instruction.
4. Evidence-Based Instruction for Letter Recognition & Formation
Educators know that students with early reading skills, like phonemic awareness, develop more quickly than those without. This lesson explains how evidence based instructional practices promote better learning for young readers.
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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: 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: Comprehension of Content Area Texts
- AEPA Reading K-8: Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking
- AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
- AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 Flashcards