Intervention for At-Risk Beginning Readers: Knowledge Assessment


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Please note that this assessment must be completed in one sitting.

Directions: Please select the item that best answers the question.

  1. What is the primary goal(s) of asking at-risk beginning readers to reread familiar, predictable text?
    1. To help them develop concept of word.
    2. To help them build sight vocabulary for the easiest high frequency words.
    3. To help them learn to use "first sound" to begin decoding.
    4. All of the above.
    5. None of the above.

  2. What is the primary goal(s) of engaging at-risk beginners in assisted reading of new text?
    1. To help them gain confidence as readers.
    2. To provide them with assistance in reading very challenging text.
    3. To provide them with assistance in reading slightly challenging text.
    4. All of the above.
    5. None of the above.

  3. What is the primary goal(s) of engaging beginning readers in picture sorts?
    1. To help them develop vocabulary.
    2. To help them develop awareness of initial phonemes.
    3. To help them develop concept of word.
    4. All of the above.
    5. None of the above.

  4. What is the typical progression of phonemic awareness development in beginning readers
    1. Beginning sound, then ending sound, then medial sound
    2. Beginning sound, then medial sound, then ending sound
    3. Ending sound, then beginning sound, then medial sound
    4. Any of the above are possible -- depending on quality of instruction
    5. None of the above are possible because phonemic awareness occurs at the word level

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