Ch 4: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Foundational Reading Skills

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Our instructors will help you review how to teach foundational reading skills. The lesson videos and quizzes that will ensure you are equipped with teaching strategies that could be covered on the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Foundational Reading Skills - Chapter Summary

This lessons in this chapter were created to assist you in preparing for the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. Lessons provide you with examples of activities and strategies to assist the development of student reading skills. Strategies covered in the lessons include how to understand words by their relationships and how to use affixes, roots, syntax and context to determine word meaning. Completing this chapter will also enable you to:

  • Define homonyms and homophones
  • Explain how to familiarize students with high frequency words
  • List options to assess and promote sight words
  • Discuss scaffolding strategies for teaching reading
  • Describe the importance of teaching reading fluency and automaticity for reading comprehension

The instructors use these lessons to help you review these teaching tools and strategies for young children that you'll be tested on when taking the Praxis Early Childhood Education exam. The lessons are short and yet full of information that will help you review the key reading skills in a fun and engaging way. Review the videos by using video tags to find important points that you would like to review. You can read over the lesson transcripts for another way to review. Use the lesson quizzes to test your understanding as you move through the chapter.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Teaching Foundational Reading Skills
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Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

1. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

2. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

3. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words

Syntax can be a helpful tool in determining the meaning of unknown words. This lesson will explain what syntax is and how it can be used to break the code of unknown vocabulary.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

5. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

6. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

7. Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

Watch this video lesson to learn what you as an educator can do to help students learn to read with confidence. Learn why learning the high frequency words is beneficial, if not crucial, to becoming a competent reader.

Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

8. Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

One of the most important ways to help emergent readers gain in competence and fluency is by promoting their awareness of sight words. In this lesson, learn how to assess students' knowledge of sight words and how to promote development of automaticity.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

9. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

10. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

How Automaticity & Fluency Impact Reading Comprehension

11. How Automaticity & Fluency Impact Reading Comprehension

This lesson explains the difference between reading automaticity and reading fluency, the sequence in which students learn these skills, and how they impact reading comprehension.

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