English Specialization 008 LET Reviewer

Curriculum and Instruction (English Specialization) LET Reviewer 2019. This review material for 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) covers various topics in Curriculum and Instruction in English Language Teaching including aspects, issues, and practical strategies in the teaching of the four macro skills –listening, speaking, reading, and writing (source: Teacher Education Council, Department of Education, Curriculum and Instruction: The Teaching of English Module). Answers are already highlighted.

  1. The sender and receiver of the message is one and the same person in:
    • An interpersonal communication
    • An intrapersonal communication
    • A public communication
    • An interview
  2. One of the language-related reasons that are cited for failure to communicate effectively is:
    • The way the message is delivered
    • The situation or setting
    • The loose and haphazard organization of ideas in extended talk
    • The way the person feels
  3. Live interactions where most individuals are audience rather than sources occur in:
    • Intrapersonal communication
    • Public communication
    • Interpersonal communication
    • Informal communication
  4. One strategy wherein students are asked to say aloud their thoughts as they react to the selection line-by-line or sentence by sentence is:
    • Read Aloud
    • Say Aloud
    • Compose Aloud
    • Think Aloud
  5. In a conversation, turn-taking involves the following skills EXCEPT:
    • Being able to use one’s turn properly
    • Knowing how to signal that one wants to speak
    • Knowing the right moment to get a turn without appearing rude
    • Introducing oneself as he/she opens a conversation
  6. An effective way of promoting communication in the classroom is by getting students involved in:
    • Discussion activities
    • Reading
    • Answering questions
    • Monitoring
  7. An example of informal English is the expression:
    • It was nice of you to come.
    • Pardon me.
    • Good morning, Miss Angeles.
    • Thanks for coming.
  8. In a conversation, we observe turn-taking conventions by:
    • Giving the correct answers
    • Recognizing other people’s signals of their desire to speak
    • Changing the topic of discussion
    • Getting the attention of the other person
  9. The most common form of one-way communication is
    • Speech
    • Milling Around
    • Interview
    • Role Playing
  10. One type of oral interpretation concerned with narrating a story or tale by reading or by narrating it from memory is:
    • Chamber Theater
    • Choral Speaking
    • Storytelling
    • Dramatization
  11. The foundation for early literacy development is
    • Storytelling
    • Oral Language
    • Alphabet Knowledge
    • Phonemic Awareness
  12. A holistic, literature-based approach in teaching beginning reading is:
    • Language Experience Approach
    • Directed Reading Thinking Activity
    • Four-Pronged Approach
    • Direct Reading Instruction
  13. Knowledge of the alphabetic principle refers to the:
    • Understanding that spoken words are made up of individual phonemes
    • Knowledge that enables a child to correctly recognize and pronounce familiar, irregular words
    • Knowledge that the letter is the basic unit of reading and writing
    • Understanding that spoken words are made up of phonemes and that those phonemes are represented in text as letters
  14. One of the main goals of prereading activities is:
    • Asking questions
    • Setting the purpose for reading
    • Enrichment instruction
    • Scaffolding
  15. Concept mapping is a strategy used in:
    • Reading Aloud
    • Guided Reading
    • Vocabulary Development
    • Recreatory Reading
  16. All of these factors except one (1) influence children’s motivation to read. Which one does not help children develop a desire to read?
    • Self-choice
    • Personal interests
    • Knowledge gained
    • Choice by teachers or parents
  17. A benefit of conducting read-aloud is:
    • Building background knowledge and experience
    • Reflecting the emotions, tone, and style of the text
    • Developing children’s understanding of the patterns and structures of written language
    • Focusing on all the students in the classroom
  18. Going beyond the literature after reading enables students to elaborate on the selection by:
    • Actively integrating new information with existing knowledge
    • Being participative and creative
    • Starting the discussion with the motive question
    • Writing a response journal
  19. GPU or Gradual Psychological Unfolding is a discussion technique based on the:
    • Audio-lingual Method
    • Question and Answer Relationship (QAR)
    • Socratic Method
    • Direct Method
  20. Critical thinking enables the reader to:
    • Recall explicit details in the text
    • Discover the purpose of the author for writing the selection
    • Integrate the author’s ideas with the reader’s own ideas
    • Follow the events as they happened in the story
  21. Writing has a variety of forms which depends on:
    • Drawing connections between bits of experiences
    • The purpose for the writing
    • Communication of ideas and feelings
    • The mode or medium of expression
  22. During this stage, the teacher helps children discover what they already know about the topic and encourages them to question, select, and order information from a variety of sources.
    • Prewriting
    • Composing and Drafting
    • Editing
    • Publishing
  23. The best approach to teach reading and writing is:
    • Direct Instruction
    • Natural Approach
    • Independent Practice
    • A combination of approaches
  24. Writing is a craft that can be learned and its skills developed through:
    • Reading about writing
    • Beautiful penmanship
    • Informed practice
    • Correct grammar
  25. Success at writing encourages:
    • Further writing
    • Organizing thoughts
    • Presenting ideas
    • Practice in oral language
  26. The writing process is:
    • Linear
    • Recursive and creative
    • Sequential and evaluative
    • Hierarchical
  27. A test in order to be valid should be:
    • Reliable
    • Practical
    • Objective
    • Global
  28. A test that measures the extent of learning in a prescribed domain is:
    • An aptitude test
    • A proficiency test
    • An achievement test
    • A diagnostic test
  29. What are used to collect samples of student work overtime to track student development?
    • Rubrics
    • Portfolios
    • Reading Logs
    • Anecdotal Records
  30. The teacher guides students through the pre-writing stage which includes all these activities except:
    • Brainstorming
    • Discussion
    • Proofreading
    • Outlining