EDUC 554 Literacy Instruction Quiz


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Liberty University

EDUC 554 Literacy Instruction Quiz

Due Nov 8, 2020 at 11:59pm


Points 35


Questions 35


Time Limit 120 Minutes

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Score for this quiz: 34 out of 35
Submitted Nov 8, 2020 at 11:43am This attempt took 29 minutes.

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Question 1
1 / 1 pts Six-year-old Carmen is learning to speak English and often makes statements such as “I have a pen blue” instead of “I have a blue pen.” That type of error shows that Carmen is having difficulty with the:

morphemic system

phonological system
semantic system
syntactic system
Question 2
1 / 1 pts As a new sixth grade teacher was selecting books for his classroom library, an experienced teacher correctly advised him that students within a typical classroom: all read at the same grade level
read at a wide range of levels
enjoy the same reading topics
prefer the same authors
Question 3
1 / 1 pts Teachers can serve as a model of fluent reading by: guiding students as they complete worksheets
reading aloud to students

encouraging parents to read to their children
providing big books in the classroom
Question 4
1 / 1 pts Effective teachers use formal and informal assessment measures primarily to: modify their instruction and reteach when necessary
rank students within a class
provide standardized assessment results to administrators
provide report card grade for parents
Question 5
1 / 1 pts Shared writing differs from modeling because in shared writing: teachers edit the students’ work teachers select the writing topics
students contribute to the writing activity
students work with their parents

Question 6
1 / 1 pts The word bookcases contains: one morpheme
two morphemes
three morphemes
four morphemes
Question 7
1 / 1 pts Jason could not read the Harry Potter books independently but his reading tutor found that he could easily discuss and enjoy these books if she helped him with the more difficult vocabulary and guided his comprehension. For Jason, the task of reading the Harry Potter books were: within the zone of proximal development
beyond the zone of proximal development
an example of a stimulus-response task
at his independent level
Question 8
1 / 1 pts

John McFadden has just graduated from college and will begin his first year as a teacher in September. Experienced educators have correctly told him that teachers experience the most success when they:
take the first several weeks of the school year to establish the classroom community
assume all children understand the rules on the first day of school
begin with a stimulus-response approach to learning
establish a teacher-centered classroom
Question 9
1 / 1 pts Students usually feel comfortable, safe, and more willing to take risks when:
the classroom environment includes daily surprises
the classroom environment is predictable with familiar routines
a stimulus-response theory of learning is practiced
older students visit the classroom
Question 10
1 / 1 pts Third grade teacher Gene Brady noticed that his students had difficulty using comprehension strategies. Of the following, the most effective way for this teacher to help his students would be to:

ask older students to serve as tutors
ask students to serve as tutors for their classmates
provide worksheets and guided practice
provide minilessons and model comprehension strategies
Question 11
1 / 1 pts Wendy’s mother taught her a few basic crochet stitches when she was eight years old. As she got older, Wendy was able to learn additional crochet stitches in process of: assimilation
response theory
Question 12
1 / 1 pts When a class is engaged in a literature focus unit: every student reads the same book

every student selects a book which he/she would like to read
the teacher reads the entire book aloud
only expository texts are read
Question 13
1 / 1 pts Problem-solving tactics that students apply as they read are known as: basals
Question 14
1 / 1 pts Research has indicated that when students compose using laptop computers rather than paper and pencil they tend to: become easily distracted and move off-task
write shorter paragraphs
compose expository rather than narrative texts

write more and self-correct their work
Question 15
1 / 1 pts Students focus upon mechanics such as capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when they reach the stage of the writing process known as: prewriting
Question 16
1 / 1 pts Literacy professionals use the term text to refer: only to basal readers
only to periodicals such as newspapers and magazines
to all visual materials
to all reading materials

Question 17
1 / 1 pts Research suggests that students’ reading and writing ability shows the most improvement when: reading and writing instruction are integrated
reading and writing strategies are taught separately
reading instruction precedes writing instruction
writing instruction precedes reading instruction
Question 18
1 / 1 pts Sixth grade teacher Kate Brenna finds that the struggling readers in her class don’t understand the ways in which more capable readers apply reading strategies. The principal wisely advised that the best way to help the students become more thoughtful, strategic readers would be for the teacher to:
talk with parents to explain the importance of skills based instruction
encourage her students to read to first grade students
use a think-aloud to demonstrate the thought processes that more capable readers use
invite guest readers to visit the classroom
Question 19

1 / 1 pts When students engage in grand conversations, the teacher should: act as a participant rather than the leader
lead the discussion
use a rubric to assign participation grades
group the students by ability level
Question 20
1 / 1 pts Shared reading differs from reading aloud to students primarily because during shared reading:
students read the entire text aloud
the teacher reads the entire text aloud
students see the text as the teacher reads aloud
expository texts are read aloud
Question 21
1 / 1 pts Of the following, the best way to help students understand and use comprehension strategies is for teachers to:

monitor students as they complete worksheets collaboratively
ask parents to monitor their children’s homework model comprehension strategies as they read aloud to a class
encourage students to engage in buddy reading
Question 22
1 / 1 pts Fluency is an essential component of reading because fluent readers: devote most of their cognitive resources to decoding
devote most of their cognitive resources to comprehension
read most materials orally
read primarily digital texts
Question 23
1 / 1 pts As he planned a unit on farm animals, a first grade teacher selected books and planned writing projects. Of the following, the best way to prepare students to write about farm animals would be to: develop a word wall with related vocabulary
teach a lesson on punctuation

administer daily quizzes
ask students to read with a partner
Question 24
1 / 1 pts Proofreading should be taught: as early as first grade
when students reach middle school
only to students who are reading on grade level
only to students who have developed sentence fluency
Question 25
1 / 1 pts A third grade teacher questioned whether students in the class who were English learners would have the background knowledge needed to comprehend a text the class planned to read. To assess the students’ background knowledge, the teacher wisely used a: running record
informal reading inventory

KWL chart
Question 26
1 / 1 pts One significant way in which high-stakes testing and classroom assessment differ is that classroom assessment usually: is based upon national norms
includes only oral presentations
can be conducted by a paraprofessional
provides more information for making daily instructional decisions
Question 27
1 / 1 pts Of the following, the tool which is most likely to help students engage in self-assessment is the: portfolio
running record
informal reading inventory
miscue analysis

Question 28
1 / 1 pts When a teacher, principal, and parent met to discuss a child’s literacy progress, the teacher brought only the final copy of a poem written by the child. After the meeting, the principal correctly advised the teacher that in the future it would be best to come to conferences with:
scores from high-stakes tests
work by the child’s classmates to use in comparing progress
a variety of documents such as running records, writing samples, and anecdotal notes
additional teachers to serve as witnesses
Question 29
1 / 1 pts Six-year-old Madison selected a book from the classroom library. She was able to read most of the words but she needed her teacher’s help to fully comprehend the story. Consequently, this book fit Madison’s:
independent level
instructional level
frustration level
listening level
IncorrectQuestion 30

0 / 1 pts An informal reading inventory can be used to measure:
only word recognition
only comprehension
word recognition and comprehension
word recognition, comprehension, and numerical fluency
Question 31
1 / 1 pts Bobby’s teacher administered an informal reading inventory and found that the child had a fourth grade instructional reading level and a sixth grade listening level. These scores indicate that this student should be able to:
read fourth grade level materials independently
read sixth grade level materials independently
define vocabulary words at the sixth grade level
comprehend sixth grade level materials when they are read aloud
Question 32
1 / 1 pts George lives on a farm and enjoys reading books about farm animals. Of the following, the most likely reason why George can read books about farm animals independently is that books with:

predictable text are usually more difficult to read
decodable text are usually more difficult to read
familiar objects and experiences are usually easier to read
varied sentence patterns are usually easier to read
Question 33
1 / 1 pts When used correctly, portfolios focus upon a student’s: weaknesses
oral reading
skills in the mechanics of writing
Question 34
1 / 1 pts The system which considers both students’ reading levels and the difficulty level of books to be read is the: Fry Readability Graph

Fountas and Pinnell Guide

Lexile Framework

Flesch-Kinkaid Formula

Question 35
1 / 1 pts High-stakes tests are designed to objectively measure students’ ability to meet:
their personal goals

their parents’ expectations teacher-created rubrics

grade-level standards PREVIOUS NEXT

Quiz Score: 34 out of 35