Ch 12: Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading

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Let our instructors help you prepare for the Praxis exam in English language arts with study tools and video lessons. Watch fun videos and take quizzes to prepare for questions about teaching strategies for reading.

Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading

This chapter can help you refresh your memory or teach you several different methods for teaching students how to read. You can use these lessons to help you excel not only on the Praxis exam, but in practical classroom settings in your career. Because students learn in a variety of ways, you should be armed with as many strategies as you can to help them learn to read. These lessons review metacognitive strategies, prior knowledge and in-class teaching methods. Watch these video lessons to study up on:

  • Using effective classroom strategies
  • Assessment of reading materials
  • Strategies for teaching new readers
  • Reading comprehension methods
  • Theory of prior knowledge
  • Scaffolding reading instruction
  • Literary theory, critics and movements

Following the video lessons are self-assessment quizzes that can help you test your understanding of these topics. If you find that there is an area on the quiz that you need help with, you can always watch the video lessons again or re-watch main points of each video for additional practice.

Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading

The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam is designed for English teachers seeking licensure. It gauges your knowledge and skills in reading and comprehending literature and informational texts, using appropriate vocabulary and English language conventions and writing, listening and speaking in preparation for teaching these subjects to students.

The exam consists of 130 multiple-choice questions and two selected-response questions. Your knowledge of strategies for teaching reading will be tested in the reading section, which makes up 40% of the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

2. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

Choosing suitable reading materials for your students or children is important in amplifying their reading time. Learn more about the various strategies for accessing reading materials, why teachers should test for readability, and how to utilize your own judgement.

Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

3. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

4. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

There are specific strategies that help improve reading comprehension. Practice strategies for reading comprehension such as using questions and connections, making inferences, determining importance, and visualizing.

Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory

5. Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory

Prior knowledge is a key ingredient to processing new information with the knowledge that we already possess. Explore the ways that prior knowledge contributes to learning, constructivism theory, and how to use prior knowledge.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

7. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

Metacognitive strategies are ways in which to teach people how to think about their thinking, which can be empowering and lead to problem-solving mindsets. Explore the definition and examples of metacognitive strategies, and discover how they can make struggling students into expert learners using lesson planning with metacognition in mind.

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