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Ch 7: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Assessing Reading Comprehension

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Learn about ways to assess reading comprehension by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. This information is necessary to know if you want to do well on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Assessing Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

When you take the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 Exam, you'll likely encounter at least a few questions on the subject of how to assess reading comprehension in students. If you want to improve your understanding in this area, our text and video lessons will be extremely helpful when studying. Each lesson is dedicated to a specific topic that you should know in relation to the subject as a whole, such as:

  • Teaching reading comprehension
  • Determining students' reading levels
  • Developing reading habits in students
  • Scaffolding reading instruction
  • Teaching with metacognitive strategies
  • Reading comprehension assessment techniques
  • Informal observation in assessment

The lessons will go through each topic point-by-point, so you can be sure that you come away will all necessary information. You might also find it helpful to use the practice quizzes also included in the chapter. Track your progress through the chapter with the personal dashboard feature, which lets you see what you've covered and what you still need to work on.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Assessing Reading Comprehension
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

2. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

3. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

4. 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.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

5. 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.

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

6. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

7. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.

Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

8. Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

Informal observational assessments require watching, listening, and documenting student performance-based tasks. Strategies for this type of assessment range from intentional activities to incidental chance observations.

Using Cloze for Assessment

9. Using Cloze for Assessment

The cloze procedure is a useful tool for reading assessment. This lesson will detail several ways you can use the procedure to assess your students' reading comprehension and grammar skills.

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