Competency 001 - Oral Language

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Competency 001 - Oral Language - Quiz

To help in studying for the TeXes EC - 6 exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is a sound smaller than a syllable?

    • A.

      Phoneme

    • B.

      Grapheme

    • C.

      Morpheme

    Correct Answer
    A. Phoneme
    Explanation
    A phoneme is a sound smaller than a syllable. It is the smallest unit of sound in a language that can change the meaning of a word. Phonemes are distinct sounds that are combined to form words. For example, in the word "cat," the sounds /k/, /æ/, and /t/ are phonemes.

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  • 2. 

    Is the written representation of a sound smaller than a syllable, which can be a single letter or more than one letter?

    • A.

      Phoneme

    • B.

      Grapheme

    • C.

      Morpheme

    Correct Answer
    B. Grapheme
    Explanation
    A grapheme is the written representation of a sound, which can be a single letter or a combination of letters. It is smaller than a syllable, as a syllable is a unit of pronunciation that consists of one or more sounds. Therefore, a grapheme is the correct answer as it fits the description given in the question.

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  • 3. 

    Is the smallest meaningful unit of a word, such as captivate would be broken down into /cap/ /tiv/ /ate/?

    • A.

      Phoneme

    • B.

      Grapheme

    • C.

      Morpheme

    Correct Answer
    C. Morpheme
    Explanation
    A morpheme is the smallest meaningful unit of a word. In the given example, the word "captivate" can be broken down into three morphemes: "cap," "tiv," and "ate." Each of these morphemes carries a distinct meaning and contributes to the overall meaning of the word. Therefore, the correct answer is "Morpheme."

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  • 4. 

    The structural organization that regulates how words are combined into sentences is called?

    • A.

      Syntactic System

    • B.

      Semantic System

    • C.

      Pragmatic System

    Correct Answer
    A. Syntactic System
    Explanation
    The syntactic system is the correct answer because it refers to the structural organization that governs how words are combined into sentences. It deals with the rules and principles that determine the arrangement and order of words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence. The syntactic system is responsible for ensuring that sentences are grammatically correct and convey meaning in a coherent and understandable way.

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  • 5. 

    Is the system of meaning, where vocabulary is the important part of the system?

    • A.

      Syntactic System

    • B.

      Semantic System

    • C.

      Pragmatic System

    Correct Answer
    B. Semantic System
    Explanation
    The semantic system refers to the system of meaning, where vocabulary plays a crucial role. It involves the study of word meanings, how words are combined to form meaningful sentences, and how meaning is conveyed through language. This system focuses on the relationship between words and their meanings, and how they contribute to the overall understanding of a language.

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  • 6. 

    Is the system that deals with the social aspect of language, such as the purpose of speech?

    • A.

      Syntactic System

    • B.

      Semantic System

    • C.

      Pragmatic System

    Correct Answer
    C. Pragmatic System
    Explanation
    The pragmatic system is the correct answer because it deals with the social aspect of language, including the purpose of speech. It focuses on how language is used in different contexts and situations, taking into account the intentions of the speaker and the expectations of the listener. This system helps us understand the meaning behind utterances and how they are influenced by factors such as culture, context, and social norms.

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  • 7. 

    Students practice oral fluency through what oral language activity?

    • A.

      Readers' theatre

    • B.

      Choral reading or unison reading

    • C.

      Shared reading

    Correct Answer
    A. Readers' theatre
    Explanation
    Readers' theatre is an oral language activity that helps students practice oral fluency. In readers' theatre, students perform a script or play by reading the lines aloud. This activity allows students to work on their pronunciation, intonation, and expression while also improving their comprehension skills. By engaging in readers' theatre, students can develop their oral language skills in a fun and interactive way. Choral reading or unison reading and shared reading are also beneficial activities for developing oral fluency, but readers' theatre specifically focuses on practicing oral fluency through performance.

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  • 8. 

    'The dog chased the cat' means something far different from 'The cat chased the dog', is an example of what system?

    • A.

      Syntactic

    • B.

      Semantic

    • C.

      Pragmatic

    Correct Answer
    A. Syntactic
    Explanation
    Children use syntactics as they combine words to make sentences.

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  • 9. 

    The Language Experience Approach (LEA) is an activity that directly connects what?

    • A.

      Oral and written langague

    • B.

      Listening and oral langauge

    • C.

      Written and listening language

    Correct Answer
    A. Oral and written langague
    Explanation
    LEA helps children associate oral language with written language by demonstrating that what is said can be written down and read.

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  • 10. 

    Big Books help teachers demonstrate to students the connection between what two languages?

    • A.

      Oral and written

    • B.

      Written and listening

    • C.

      Oral and listenting

    Correct Answer
    A. Oral and written
    Explanation
    The connection is by saying the word at the same time it is being read.

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  • 11. 

    Multiple oral language can be taught through the following activities: concrete objects, manipulatives, center activities - especially blocks, pictures, cooking, puppetry, drama, and art.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement is true because multiple oral languages can indeed be taught through the mentioned activities. Concrete objects and manipulatives can help students understand and practice different oral languages by using tangible items. Center activities such as blocks provide opportunities for students to engage in language-rich play and communication. Pictures can be used to prompt discussions and storytelling in various languages. Cooking activities can involve following oral instructions and vocabulary related to food and recipes. Puppetry, drama, and art can all be used as creative outlets for students to express themselves and communicate in different oral languages.

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  • 12. 

    If the story is familiar this type of technology will enahnce listening vocabulary and allow children to visualize the story characters and events?

    • A.

      Media presentations

    • B.

      Audiotapes

    • C.

      Listening center

    • D.

      Computer-assisted programs

    Correct Answer
    B. Audiotapes
    Explanation
    Audiotapes are a form of media presentation that can enhance listening vocabulary and allow children to visualize the story characters and events. By listening to audiotapes, children can hear the story being read aloud, which helps them improve their listening skills and expand their vocabulary. Additionally, the auditory experience of listening to the story can help children create mental images of the characters and events, enhancing their comprehension and engagement with the story. Therefore, audiotapes can be a valuable tool in promoting literacy and storytelling skills among children.

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  • 13. 

    This kind of technology should only be used after presenting the stories in book format?

    • A.

      Media presentations

    • B.

      Audiotapes

    • C.

      Listening center

    • D.

      Computer-assisted programs

    Correct Answer
    A. Media presentations
    Explanation
    Media presentations, such as videos or slideshows, can be an effective way to engage and educate individuals. They offer visual and auditory elements that can enhance the learning experience. However, it is important to note that this kind of technology should only be used after presenting the stories in book format. This implies that the use of media presentations should come after individuals have already been exposed to the stories through books, ensuring a solid foundation of reading comprehension and literacy skills.

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  • 14. 

    This type of technology will help translate spoken words into written text, thus promoting literacy development of a child who has strong oral skills but has difficulty with writing and spelling.

    • A.

      Media presentations

    • B.

      Audiotapes

    • C.

      Listening center

    • D.

      Computer-assisted programs

    Correct Answer
    D. Computer-assisted programs
    Explanation
    Computer-assisted programs can help translate spoken words into written text, which can be beneficial for children who struggle with writing and spelling but have strong oral skills. These programs provide a way for the child to express themselves through speaking, while also developing their literacy skills by converting their spoken words into written text. This technology can be particularly useful in promoting the literacy development of children who have difficulty with traditional writing and spelling methods.

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  • 15. 

    Teachers observation of oral language assessments are what kind of observation?

    • A.

      Informal

    • B.

      Formal

    Correct Answer
    A. Informal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is informal because oral language assessments typically involve teachers observing and evaluating students' speaking and listening skills in a natural, unstructured setting. Informal observations are often subjective and based on the teacher's professional judgment rather than standardized criteria. They provide valuable insights into students' communication abilities and can inform instructional decisions. In contrast, formal observations usually follow a predetermined structure and use standardized criteria to assess specific skills or behaviors.

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  • 16. 

    Tapphing out phonemes in a word is called what?

    • A.

      Phonemic segmentation

    • B.

      Phonological segmentation

    Correct Answer
    A. Phonemic segmentation
    Explanation
    Phonemic segmentation refers to the process of breaking down a word into its individual phonemes or sound units. This involves identifying and isolating the distinct sounds that make up a word. Phonological segmentation, on the other hand, refers to the broader process of breaking down words into smaller units, which can include syllables or even larger chunks of sound. Therefore, the correct answer is "Phonemic segmentation" because it specifically focuses on isolating phonemes in a word.

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