July 28, 2015

Praxis II Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications (5019) Test Questions

1. In the process of determining the rationale of an objective, the teacher should ask all of the following except:
a. Does this objective have an important learning outcome?
b. Will this objective fit my planned activity?
c. Will my students be able to use this knowledge in the future?
d. Are the prior knowledge and skill levels of my students sufficient to achieve this objective?

2. Which of the following is the strongest signal for getting students’ attention before starting a lesson?
a. Say “Good morning.”
b. Say “Let’s get started.”
c. Ring a bell.
d. Use a hand signal for silence.

3. Besides signaling for attention, a teacher should set-up and open a lesson by:
a. Stating behavioral expectations during the lesson.
b. Helping the students to focus by explaining the objective of the lesson.
c. Discussing ways the students can connect to the lesson through their personal experiences.
d. All of the above.

4. Which of the following is not part of the process of closing a lesson?
a. Extended practice.
b. Review of key points.
c. Preview of future lessons.
d. Demonstration of student work.

5. All of the following statements are true about the evaluation component of a lesson except:
a. Evaluation may be group-wide instead of individual.
b. Evaluation must occur in some form with every lesson.
c. Evaluation may occur on an on-going basis.
d. Evaluation may occur again; for example, during a unit test.

6. In regard to the process of writing a lesson plan, which of the following is true?
a. The steps of writing the plan may vary with the teaching model.
b. Experienced teachers won’t need to write down as much as new teachers because some actions become automatic with time.
c. The lesson’s opening, body, and closing should be written in order.
d. Only the parts of the lesson to be presented to the students need to be written down, not necessarily the pre-planning and editing tasks.

7. There are differences among planned activities that are necessary classroom routines, activities that are fun and provide a break, and activities that are directly related to the curriculum. Of the following, which is an activity for taking a break?
a. Singing a song.
b. Packing up to go home.
c. Playing math games.
d. Taking a field trip.

8. Activity planning and lesson planning are the same in which of the following:
a. The plans include an opening that motivates students.
b. The plans provide students a chance to apply previously-learned skills.
c. The plans can be designed for a whole unit.
d. The plans ask for skills from different subject areas.

9. For teachers to be comfortable with student diversity and to help students to be comfortable with diversity, teachers should:
a. Review the stereotypes they have learned and find ways to bring reality to these views.
b. Study the cultures they encounter among their students.
c. Encourage students and parents to share about their cultures.
d. All of the above.

10. Ms. Brown has a diverse set of family situations and cultures in her classroom. Which of the following actions would not be sensitive to these families?
a. On the class information form, ask “What is the primary language in the family?”
b. On the class information form, ask for information using the labels “Mother,” “Father,” and “Siblings.”
c. Write materials to be sent home in the language of the home.
d. On the class information form, ask for information using the labels “Adults in the Home,” and “Children in the Home.”

Praxis II Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications Test Answer Key