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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

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Q1. A teacher gives students that following mathematics problem. Reading on a school bus are 20 students in first grade, 10 in second grade, 9 in third grade, and 7 in fourth grade. Approximately what percent of the students on the bus are in first grade?

Which of the following student responses best answers the question?

                1. Student A: 26%

                2. Student B: 43%

                3. Student C: 46%

                4. Student D: 73%
Q2. A fifth grade teacher has provided each student with centimeter grid paper and scissors to explore how some two dimensional shapes can be folded in to three dimensional figures. Which of the following concepts are the students exploring?
                1. Rotations       
                2. Reflections
                3. Nets
                4. Tessellations

Monday, 1 September 2014

Let us Explore 6...Answers


Q1. Ms.Aditi, a fourth grade social studies teacher, recognizes that students are experiencing difficulty comprehending a chapter in the text book. She decides to use a strategy in which he and his students share responsibility for discussion as they predict, clarify and summarize while reading the text. Ms.Aditi is most likely using which of the following instructional strategies?
                1. Modeling
                2. Reciprocal teaching
                3. Coaching
                4. Guided reading
Option 1 is not the correct answer because modeling refers to a description that is intended to show the flow of an overall process
Option 2 is the correct answer because reciprocal teaching is an instructional approach that features interactive dialogue between the teacher and the students. Initially the teacher models strategies such as clarifying, predicting, questioning and summarizing, and then gradually turns over the responsibility to the students. The students take turns being the teacher and leading small-group discussion of the text.
Option 3 is not the correct answer because coaching is the process of using direct instruction to support an individual to achieve a specific goal.
Option 4 is not the correct answer because guided reading describes reading instruction in which the teacher provides the structure and purpose for reading and for responding to the material read.
Q2. While planning units for science instruction, a teacher includes weekly quizzes, a project and end-of-chapter test. Which of the following best describes the primary purpose for including such activities while planning instruction?
                1. To determine students’ prior knowledge
                2. To monitor students’ progress
                3. To forecast students’’ success rates in state tests
                4. To compare student achievement with that of previous class
This questions asks you to apply your understanding of analyzing students’ progress to guide science instruction. Formative assessment are embedded into the learning process and provide information that helps monitor students’ progress and evaluate instructional effectiveness. The assessments also help teachers to differentiate learning, thereby improving student achievement. Option 1,3,4 are not examples of purpose of formative assessment. The correct answer is option 2.
Q3. Students in a social studies class are studying the three branches of government and how power is shared among them through the systems of checks and balances. The teacher asks the students to come up with examples of when their choices have been limited as a result of their being a member of a family or group. The activity will require the students to use which of the following levels of cognition?
                1. Analysis
                2. Synthesis
                3. Application
                4. Knowledge
This questions asks you to apply your understanding of using appropriate strategies to enrich and extend students’ learning. The activity requires students to use newly acquired information to connect with their personal experiences.
Option 1 is not the correct answer, because analysis describes the process of examining and breaking down information into parts
Option 2 is not the correct answer because synthesis refers to compiling information in a different ways by combining elements in a new pattern.
Option 3 is the correct answer because application describes solving problems by applying acquired knowledge, facts, and techniques in different situations
Option 4 is not the correct answer because knowledge is remembering previously learned material, ie., recalling facts, terms, or basic concepts from stated text.

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1. Which of the following instructional strategies is most commonly observed in middle-grade classes in which core subjects are integrated into the curriculum?

 

  1. The teacher focuses on individualized instruction, although small groups are used more for reading than for mathematics.
  2. The teacher is careful to prepare students for seatwork so they have opportunities to complete tasks successfully.
  3. The teacher focuses on whole group discussions and uses various questioning, explaining, and probing techniques.
  4. The teacher stops and reteaches material whenever necessary for students who do not understand the material.
     

The best answer is Option 3. The most common instructional strategy is one in which the teacher is facilitating whole-class discussions, asking questions, listening carefully to answers, explaining, probing, correcting, and asking more questions. Many of the questions focus on short stories or articles that the whole class has read that address more than one content area, such as science and technology, art and history. The other options are more common in elementary-grade classes.

 

2. In a successful discovery learning session, the teacher should most likely serve in which of the following roles?

 
  1. The teacher will serve primarily as an audience for the students’ finished products.
  2. The teacher will serve primarily as stage director, assigning to each student a role that is critical to achieving the class goal.
  3. The teacher will serve primarily as referee, resolving disagreements and keeping students on task.
  4. The teacher will serve primarily as a resource, available if needed but otherwise unobtrusive.

The best answer is Option 4. Discovery is best facilitated by teachers allowing the students to interact in a problem-solving situation using their own experiences and prior knowledge to discover the new information or skills.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

CTET: Let us Explore 6...



Q1. Ms.Aditi, a fourth grade social studies teacher, recognizes that students are experiencing difficulty comprehending a chapter in the text book. She decides to use a strategy in which he and his students share responsibility for discussion as they predict, clarify and summarize while reading the text. Ms.Aditi is most likely using which of the following instructional strategies?
                1. Modeling
                2. Reciprocal teaching
                3. Coaching
                4. Guided reading


Q2. While planning units for science instruction, a teacher includes weekly quizzes, a project and end-of-chapter test. Which of the following best describes the primary purpose for including such activities while planning instruction?
                1. To determine students’ prior knowledge
                2. To monitor students’ progress
                3. To forecast students’’ success rates in state tests
                4. To compare student achievement with that of previous class
Q3. Students in a social studies class are studying the three branches of government and how power is shared among them through the systems of checks and balances. The teacher asks the students to come up with examples of when their choices have been limited as a result of their being a member of a family or group. The activity will require the students to use which of the following levels of cognition?
                1. Analysis
                2. Synthesis
                3. Application
                4. Knowledge

Find out the correct alternatives for the above questions with your reasons.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

CTET:Let us Explore 5...


Q1. Which of the following instructional strategies is most commonly observed in middle-grade classes in which core subjects are integrated into the curriculum?



1.The teacher focuses on individualized instruction, although small groups are used more for reading than for mathematics.

2.The teacher is careful to prepare students for seat work so they have opportunities to complete tasks successfully.

3.The teacher focuses on whole group discussions and uses various questioning, explaining, and probing techniques.

4.     The teacher stops and reteaches material whenever necessary for students who do not understand the material.

 
Q2. In a successful discovery learning session, the teacher should most likely serve in which of the following roles?



1.     The teacher will serve primarily as an audience for the students’ finished products.

2.     The teacher will serve primarily as stage director, assigning to each student a role that is critical to achieving the class goal.

3.     The teacher will serve primarily as referee, resolving disagreements and keeping students on task.

4.       The teacher will serve primarily as a resource, available if needed but otherwise unobtrusive.

 Answer the above questions with reasons...


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