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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.
1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.
2. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.
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.
4. Strategies for Reading Comprehension
Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.
5. Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory
Have you ever noticed that sometimes it is really easy for you to learn something new but some things are harder to learn? In this lesson, we'll define prior knowledge and why it can make learning new things easier. We'll also explore different strategies to activate prior knowledge.
6. 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.
7. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
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- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Literary Skills & Strategies
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis
- Overview of Literary Devices
- Praxis English: Themes & Main Ideas
- Praxis English: Informational Texts
- Literary Theories & Research
- Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development
- Praxis English: History, Development & Structure of English
- Basic Semantics
- Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing
- Praxis English: Discourse Aims in Academic Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing & Developing an Essay
- Praxis English: Methods of Argument & Rhetorical Strategy
- Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Praxis English: Revising & Improving Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing a Speech
- Praxis English: Delivering a Speech
- Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Using Technology to Teach Reading & Writing
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