E T S Praxis Series

Reading Specialist (0300)

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Topics Covered

Representative descriptions of topics covered in each category are provided below.

Current section: I. Theoretical and Knowledge Bases of Reading

I. Theoretical and Knowledge Bases of Reading

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the social, linguistic, and cultural influences on language and literacy learning
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of experiences that support different stages of literacy development
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of phonemic awareness (e.g., rhyming, segmenting, blending sounds) and the alphabetic principle in reading acquisition
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the readerís prior knowledge, of the reader's social/cultural/linguistic background, and of the role of social interaction in constructing meaning
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the role of fluency in constructing meaning
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the functions of orthography, morphology, syntax, semantic systems, and genre patterns, and recognition of the influences of purpose, context, and genre in constructing meaning