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Ch 5: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Fluency & Word Analysis

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Re-familiarize yourself with instructional strategies that promote reading fluency and word analysis with these informative lessons. As a TExES Core Subjects EC-6 study guide, this chapter helps you prepare for related questions on the exam by highlighting the key concepts presented on the exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Fluency & Word Analysis - Chapter Summary

Acquiring reading fluency typically goes hand in hand with developing word analysis skills. As students learn to decipher and decode words, they progress into understanding those words and establishing meaning. Refresh your knowledge of word decoding strategies and the development of reading fluency through these interactive and useful lessons. As you prepare for these types of questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam, use these lessons to study:

  • The relationship between oral fluency and reading comprehension
  • Activities that help familiarize students with high frequency words
  • Methods for encouraging and assessing sight word automaticity
  • Fundamentals of word decoding and factors that affect reading fluency
  • Referring to context to determine word meaning
  • Examples of cueing systems

Thoroughly review each concept and strategy in this chapter to ensure successful results on this part of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam. You can utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to help commit these techniques to memory. This comprehensive program also offers printable quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons. Expert instructors are also readily available to help you fully understand the information covered.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Fluency & Word Analysis
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Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

1. Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

Oral reading fluency is an important element of reading comprehension. This lesson will explore that connection for teachers seeking to improve oral fluency with their students.

Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

2. 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

3. 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.

Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

4. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.

Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

5. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

6. 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.

Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

7. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

8. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

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