Competency 007 - Reading Comprehension And Applications

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  • 1. 

    Reading fluency and prior knowlege are directly related.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Reading fluency and reading comprehension are directly related.

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  • 2. 

    What has been considered the most significant predictor of comprehension?

    • A.

      Reading fluency

    • B.

      Prior knowldge

    Correct Answer
    B. Prior knowldge
    Explanation
    students with prior knowledge about a topic are better prepared to read about that topic.

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  • 3. 

    The difficulty of the text is a factor that affects reading comprehension

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The difficulty of a text can indeed affect reading comprehension. When a text is too difficult, readers may struggle to understand the content, leading to lower comprehension. Difficult texts may contain complex vocabulary, sentence structures, or concepts that are unfamiliar to the reader. On the other hand, texts that are appropriately matched to the reader's level of knowledge and skills are more likely to be comprehended accurately. Therefore, it is true that the difficulty of the text is a factor that affects reading comprehension.

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  • 4. 

    What is the largest of the four kinds of vocabularies?

    • A.

      Listening

    • B.

      Reading

    • C.

      Speaking

    • D.

      Writing

    Correct Answer
    A. Listening
    Explanation
    Listening is the largest of the four kinds of vocabularies because it encompasses the ability to understand and comprehend spoken language. Listening requires a wide range of vocabulary to be able to understand different accents, dialects, and topics. It involves not only understanding individual words but also grasping the meaning and context of sentences and conversations. Additionally, listening skills are essential for effective communication and language acquisition. Therefore, having a strong vocabulary in listening is crucial for overall language proficiency.

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  • 5. 

    What is the smallest of the four kinds of vocabularies?

    • A.

      Listening

    • B.

      Speaking

    • C.

      Reading

    • D.

      Writing

    Correct Answer
    D. Writing
    Explanation
    Writing is the smallest of the four kinds of vocabularies because it involves the use of written words and sentences to convey meaning. Compared to the other three kinds of vocabularies (listening, speaking, and reading), writing requires a more limited range of vocabulary as it primarily focuses on the written form of language. In listening, speaking, and reading, individuals have access to a wider range of vocabulary as they involve the comprehension and production of spoken and written language.

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  • 6. 

    What is not one of the three ways students learn word meanings indirectly

    • A.

      Writing

    • B.

      Speaking

    • C.

      Reading

    • D.

      Listening

    Correct Answer
    A. Writing
    Explanation
    Writing is not one of the three ways students learn word meanings indirectly. The other three options, speaking, reading, and listening, all involve the use of language and communication to understand and acquire new words. Writing, on the other hand, is a more active and direct process where students actively engage in creating and constructing written language, rather than passively receiving and interpreting it. While writing can certainly contribute to vocabulary development, it is not considered an indirect way of learning word meanings.

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  • 7. 

    Copying definitions or writing words in contrived stories is an good way to teach vocabulary.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Copying definitions or writing words in contrived stories may not be an effective way to teach vocabulary. While it may help with memorization, it does not necessarily promote understanding or application of the words in context. Engaging students in meaningful activities, such as using vocabulary words in discussions or writing exercises, is generally more effective for vocabulary acquisition.

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  • 8. 

    This sentence is an example of which use of context clues - " Herbivores, such as horses, rabbits, and panda bears, live in habitats all over the world"

    • A.

      Definition Context Clue

    • B.

      Example Context Clue

    • C.

      Synonym Context Clue

    Correct Answer
    B. Example Context Clue
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Herbivores, such as horses, rabbits, and panda bears, live in habitats all over the world" provides examples of herbivores, indicating that it is an example context clue. This clue helps the reader understand the meaning of the word "herbivores" by providing specific examples of animals that fall under this category.

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  • 9. 

    The following is an example of what kind of figurative language - "Because Clarie got into trouble, she was in hot water"

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Simile

    • C.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    A. Idiom
    Explanation
    The phrase "in hot water" is an idiomatic expression that means being in trouble or facing difficulties. It is not meant to be taken literally, but rather figuratively. This phrase is commonly used in everyday language to convey a situation where someone is facing consequences or is in a difficult predicament. In this example, the phrase is used to describe Clarie's situation after getting into trouble. Therefore, the correct answer is idiom.

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  • 10. 

    The following is an example of what kind of figurative language - "The tree whispered as night descended"

    • A.

      Metaphor

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Idiom

    Correct Answer
    B. Personification
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The tree whispered as night descended" is an example of personification. Personification is a figure of speech where human qualities are attributed to non-human entities. In this sentence, the tree is given the human quality of whispering, which is a form of communication typically associated with humans. This personification adds depth and imagery to the sentence, creating a vivid and engaging description of the scene.

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  • 11. 

    The following is an example of what kind of figurative language - "My skateboard is a rocket because it goes so fast"

    • A.

      Simile

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Personfication

    Correct Answer
    B. Metaphor
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that "My skateboard is a rocket because it goes so fast." This statement is comparing the skateboard to a rocket without using "like" or "as," which is a characteristic of a simile. Instead, it directly states that the skateboard is a rocket, making it a metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech that compares two unrelated things by stating that one thing is another. In this case, the skateboard is being compared to a rocket to emphasize its speed.

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  • 12. 

    The following is an example of what kind of figurative language - "The bank robber was as slippery as an eel, making it very difficult for the police to catch him"

    • A.

      Idiom

    • B.

      Personification

    • C.

      Similie

    Correct Answer
    C. Similie
    Explanation
    The given statement "The bank robber was as slippery as an eel, making it very difficult for the police to catch him" is an example of a simile. A simile is a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using the words "like" or "as." In this case, the bank robber is being compared to an eel, emphasizing his slipperiness and evasiveness. The use of "as" indicates the comparison, making it a simile.

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  • 13. 

    Identifying details, identifying the stated main idea, and establishing sequence of events are all related to which of the three levels of reading comprehension?

    • A.

      Literal comprehension

    • B.

      Inferential comprehension

    • C.

      Evaluative comprehension

    Correct Answer
    A. Literal comprehension
    Explanation
    Literal comprehension is the understanding of what is explicitly stated in text or speech.

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  • 14. 

    Understanding what is meant "between the lines" regarding reading comprehension is a definition of which of the three given levels.

    • A.

      Evaluative comprehension

    • B.

      Inferential comprehension

    • C.

      Identifying comprehension

    Correct Answer
    B. Inferential comprehension
    Explanation
    "Inferential comprehension" is the correct answer because it refers to the ability to understand the implicit or hidden meaning in a text. When reading "between the lines," it means that the reader is able to make inferences and draw conclusions based on the information provided in the text. This level of comprehension goes beyond simply identifying information or evaluating it; instead, it involves understanding the deeper meaning and implications of the text.

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  • 15. 

    Which is not a comprehnsion skill that would build evaluative comprehension?

    • A.

      Establishing cause and effect relationships

    • B.

      Valuing

    • C.

      Thinking critically

    • D.

      Examining point of view

    Correct Answer
    A. Establishing cause and effect relationships
    Explanation
    Establishing cause and effect relationships is not a comprehension skill that would build evaluative comprehension. Evaluative comprehension involves assessing and making judgments about the information being read or heard. Skills such as valuing, thinking critically, and examining point of view are important for evaluating information and forming opinions. However, establishing cause and effect relationships focuses more on understanding the relationship between events or actions, rather than evaluating or making judgments about the information.

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  • 16. 

    Short stories, folktales, tall tales, fables, myths, legends, science fiction, fiction chapter books, and picture books are all examples of what kind of text?

    • A.

      Narrative

    • B.

      Expository

    Correct Answer
    A. Narrative
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "narrative." This is because all the mentioned types of texts - short stories, folktales, tall tales, fables, myths, legends, science fiction, fiction chapter books, and picture books - are forms of storytelling. They involve characters, plot, and events that are used to convey a story or a sequence of events. Therefore, these texts fall under the category of narrative, which refers to any form of writing that tells a story.

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  • 17. 

    Expository text is factual.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Expository text primary purpose to to inform, explain, or persuade the reader.

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  • 18. 

    When children are reading expository text they are transitioning from...

    • A.

      Learning to read to reading to learn

    • B.

      Reading to learn to learning to read

    Correct Answer
    A. Learning to read to reading to learn
    Explanation
    When children are reading expository text, they are transitioning from the initial stage of learning to read, where they focus on decoding words and basic reading skills, to the more advanced stage of reading to learn. In this stage, they are able to comprehend and understand the information presented in the text, and use it to gain knowledge and learn new concepts. This transition signifies that they have developed the necessary foundational reading skills and are now using reading as a tool for acquiring knowledge and understanding complex ideas.

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  • 19. 

    Metacognition is sometimes defined as the ability to think about your...

    • A.

      Thinking

    • B.

      Prior knowledge

    • C.

      Previous knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. Thinking
    Explanation
    Metacognition refers to the ability to think about one's own thinking processes. It involves being aware of one's thoughts, understanding how they are formed, and reflecting on their effectiveness. By engaging in metacognitive thinking, individuals can monitor and regulate their cognitive processes, which can lead to improved learning and problem-solving skills. Therefore, the correct answer is "thinking."

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  • 20. 

    Reciprocal Teaching does not involves students in which of the following?

    • A.

      Questioning

    • B.

      Comparing

    • C.

      Summarizing

    • D.

      Predicting

    Correct Answer
    B. Comparing
    Explanation
    Reciprocal Teaching is a teaching strategy that involves students in four main activities: questioning, summarizing, predicting, and clarifying. Comparing is not one of the activities involved in Reciprocal Teaching. This strategy focuses on students taking turns leading discussions in small groups, where they actively engage in these activities to deepen their understanding of the text being studied. By comparing different perspectives or ideas, students are able to analyze and evaluate the text more effectively. However, in Reciprocal Teaching, the focus is on the other three activities mentioned.

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  • 21. 

    Fix-up strategies are techniques that active learners use when they encounter unfamiliar concepts or diffiuclt text, which is not an example of fix-up strategies?

    • A.

      Reread the text

    • B.

      Read more slowly

    • C.

      Refer to visual aids

    • D.

      Create a story map

    • E.

      Look for examples in the text that clarify the idea

    • F.

      Check alternate references for additional information

    Correct Answer
    D. Create a story map
    Explanation
    Create a story map is not an example of fix-up strategies. Fix-up strategies are techniques used by active learners to overcome challenges with unfamiliar concepts or difficult text. Rereading the text, reading more slowly, referring to visual aids, looking for examples in the text, and checking alternate references for additional information are all examples of fix-up strategies that help learners understand and clarify ideas. However, creating a story map is not directly related to fixing comprehension difficulties or unfamiliar concepts. It is more of a visual organization tool that helps learners understand the structure and sequence of a story or narrative.

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  • 22. 

    Students who are going to be exposed to unfamiliar vocabulary within a reading text, should write down those words as they come across and then discuss them at the end of the reading.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When developing reading comprehension, unfamiliar vocabulary should be introduced prior to reading.

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