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AEPA Reading K-8: Theoretical Models of Reading - Chapter Summary
These chapter resources are designed to get you up to speed on theoretical models of reading for the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. You'll find lessons on the following topics:
- Overview of reading models
- Top-down approaches to reading
- Phonics-based reading instruction
- Interactive reading models
- The schema-theoretic approach
- Scripts and schemata for knowledge organization
Our instructors have compiled a series of short lessons that will quickly get you up to speed on theoretical models for reading instruction. Track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature, and use the self-assessment quizzes and chapter exam to determine your readiness for the AEPA Reading exam.
AEPA Reading K-8: Theoretical Models of Reading Objectives
The AEPA Reading K-8 exam is part of the licensure process for elementary and middle school reading teachers in the state of Arizona. You'll need to answer 100 selected-answer questions and complete one written response. The exam lasts three and a half hours and is delivered electronically.
This chapter will prepare you for questions in the Theoretical and Research Foundations subarea of the exam, which makes up about 13% of the total test. Among other topics, you will be asked to recognize theoretical models of reading.
1. What is a Reading Model? - Definition & Overview
What are reading models and how do they fit into classroom instruction? This lesson outlines the three major types of reading models and shows how each work.
2. Using the Top-Down or Whole Language Approach to Reading Instruction
When it comes to reading instruction, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This lesson will familiarize you with the top-down or whole language approach to reading instruction.
3. Using the Phonics Approach to Reading Instruction
The phonics approach to reading focuses on the individual sounds made by letters. This lesson will explore the phonics approach to reading instruction and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.
4. Using an Interactive Reading Model for Instruction
In this lesson, you'll learn about bottom-up and top-down approaches to reading and their shortcomings. Then, you'll discover how an interactive reading model aims for the best of both worlds.
5. Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction
As a reader, are you just absorbing what a text says? In this lesson, we'll discuss the role of schemas in the reading process and how we interpret more than just words on a page.
6. Knowledge Organization: Schemata and Scripts
How does your mind organize the world? When you see a new animal, can you easily tell if it's a bird, mammal or fish? Categories and mental structures, such as types of animals, are called schemata. This lesson discusses different types of schemata and why they are important.
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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: Assessment Methods
- AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments
- AEPA Reading K-8: Using Data to Drive Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development
- 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