eTale 2022

Teacher Certification

Background

This Teacher Certification module was developed to give You feedback, how well You master the research-based content of Literacy learning, Literacy teaching and Reading difficulties. If you successfully complete the module, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that enhances Your professional development.

How to start?

Before you start to study eTALE Africa learning content, we highly recommend You do first a “pretest” by answering 40 random multiple-choice questions. Note that there is only one correct answer for each question (a, b, c or d). You will have one hour to complete the pretest. After answering to all 40 questions, you will receive immediate feedback how well You did.

How to do the test?

If You already are an expert in the content and receive at least 70% (28 out of 40 questions correct) in the pretest, you will automatically receive the Certificate to your email. You can save and print it as a demonstration of your knowledge in literacy learning and teaching and reading difficulties.

What if I do not get 70% in pretest?

If You don’t get 70% in the pretest, do not worry. The “pretest” is the starting point of eTALE Africa eLearning environment! When You have gone through and studied the content, you can do the “post-test” or “final examination”. You can do the test as many times as you like. But note the questions will not be the same or in same order.

When You have answered correctly least to 28 questions (that is 70% and above), the Certificate is send to Your email.

Parts of the eTALE Africa content may seem challenging and the test might not be an easy task! But remember, You can always read a little bit more and do the test again.

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1 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the roles of an efficient reader?











2 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

2. Critical factor for reading mastery is:











3 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

3. A transparent language has the following characteristics:











4 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

4. The method of promoting the development of phonemic awareness in young children is:











5 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

5. The skill of identifying and producing rhyming words is useful for:











6 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

6. Which of these is an important learning skill?











7 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

7. A child shows intrinsic motivation when:











8 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

8. Which one of these is NOT a good strategy to reduce working memory load when a child has problems with working memory?











9 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

9. Which one of these is NOT related to rapid naming problems?











10 / 40

Category:
Literacy learning

10. A delay in expressive vocabulary (late talking) at the age of 2–2.5 years predicts:











11 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

11. Which of the following is an example of a semiotic system?











12 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

12. Which of the following is an example of a communication mode?











13 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

13. Which of the following is NOT a dimension of multilingual pedagogy?











14 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

14. Multilingualism:











15 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

15. Which of these is NOT a metalinguistic skill?











16 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

16. Which of the following is NOT true of text comprehension?











17 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

17. A pre-primary school teacher orally presents learners with pairs of words (e.g., buy/tie, see/saw) and has learners identify whether the words rhyme or not. Next, she says a list of one-syllable words and asks learners to point to a part of the body that rhymes with each word (e.g., the teacher says bed, and the learners point to their heads). These activities promote learners’ reading development primarily by:











18 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

18. Teacher-directed teaching means that:











19 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

19. How can you help adult learners become fluent in reading?











20 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

20. When assessing reading in transparent languages:











21 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

21. In phonics-based instruction, one of the repeated processes is NOT:











22 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

22. When supporting text composition:











23 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

23. How should a teacher NOT help children with spelling difficulties?











24 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

24. Developing good handwriting:











25 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

25. The centre of motor images in the brain related to writing is:











26 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

26. After the first school year, the best predictor of spelling skill in transparent languages is:











27 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

27. When spelling in transparent languages (e.g., bantu languages):











28 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

28. Which of the following is NOT a good way to teach phonics?











29 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

29. Which of the following is NOT regarded as a literacy activity for young children?











30 / 40

Category:
Literacy teaching

30. ICT is integrated into reading instruction when:











31 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

31. Part-time special education in grades one and two:











32 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

32. For very young children, the reading environment in the home is strongly linked to their emergent literacy skills before entering school. Which of these is NOT an important aspect of the home literacy environment:











33 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

33. We can say that a child has dyslexia or a reading disability when we are sure that:











34 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

34. Based on research, which of these statements is INCORRECT concerning effective instruction for children with reading difficulties:











35 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

35. Screening instruments used in prevention programs for reading difficulties do NOT usually assess which of the following skills?











36 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

36. Which of the following is the most effective method for improving literacy in children and adolescents with reading difficulties?











37 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

37. The main idea of a multi-tiered system of support in instruction is that:











38 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

38. In learning to read, it is most important that a child:











39 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

39. Based on neuroimaging studies:











40 / 40

Category:
Reading difficulties

40. Based on genetic studies of dyslexia, we know that:











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