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Virginia Reading Assessment Vocabulary Quiz

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This is a quiz to study for the Virginia Reading Assessment. It contains vocabulary used in reading assessment standards and related literature.

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  • 1. 
    What is a bound morpheme?
    • A. 

      A morpheme that cannot stand alone but is used to form a family of words with related meanings. A bound root has meaning only in combination with a prefix and/or a suffix.

    • B. 

      Written letter combination that corresponds to one speech sound but is not represented by either letter alone, such as th or ph.

    • C. 

      A morpheme that can stand alone in word formation.

    • D. 

      A letter or letter combination that spells a single phoneme.

  • 2. 
    What is a consonant digraph?
    • A. 

      A letter or letter combination that spells a single phoneme.

    • B. 

      Written letter combination that corresponds to one speech sound but is not represented by either letter alone.

    • C. 

      A graphic sequence comprised of a vowel grapheme and an ending consonant grapheme.

    • D. 

      Unit of pronunciation that is organized around a vowel.

  • 3. 
    What is phonemic awareness?
    • A. 

      A spelling pattern in which two or more adjoining letters represent a single vowel sound.

    • B. 

      The study of relationships between letters and the sounds they represent.

    • C. 

      The conscious awareness that words are made up of segments of our own speech that are represented with letters in an alphabetic orthography.

    • D. 

      Metalinguistic awareness of all levels of the speech sound system, including word boundaries, stress patternes, syllables, onset-rime units, and phonemes.

  • 4. 
    What is phonics?
    • A. 

      Metalinguistic awareness of all levels of speech sound system.

    • B. 

      The study of the relationships between letters and the sounds they represent.

    • C. 

      The conscious awareness that words are made up of segment of our own speech that are represented with letters in an alphabetic orthography.

    • D. 

      Speed of reading.

  • 5. 
    What is a phonogram?
    • A. 

      A morpheme that cannot stand alone but is used to form a family of words with related meanings.

    • B. 

      A speech sound that combines with others in a language system to make words.

    • C. 

      A phoneme that is not a vowel and is called a closed sound in some instructional programs.

    • D. 

      In word recognition, a graphic sequence comprised as a vowel grapheme and an ending consonant grapheme.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      26

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      21

  • 7. 
    How many vowel phonemes are in the English language?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      7

  • 8. 
    What is a discussion of one or more books by a teacher, librarian, or student to introduce books and to induce others to read them?
    • A. 

      Language Experience Approach

    • B. 

      KWL

    • C. 

      Literature Circle

    • D. 

      Book talk

  • 9. 
    What is the part of a literature-based reading program in which students meet to discuss books they are reading independently called?
    • A. 

      Literature Circle

    • B. 

      Language Experience Approach

    • C. 

      Decodable text

    • D. 

      English as a Second Language

  • 10. 
    What is a spelling pattern in which two or more adjoining letters represent a single vowel sound?
    • A. 

      Grapheme

    • B. 

      Idiom

    • C. 

      Inflection

    • D. 

      Vowel combination