Core Videos - RICA (Sample - Indicators of Fluency)

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Click below to play a sample Core Video from our RICA Online Prep program.  This particular video focuses on the three indicators of fluency: accuracy, rate, and prosody.  These indicators of fluency are good to know for the multiple choice section of the RICA, but are also extremely valuable on the the constructed response and case study section, where assessing a child's fluency is a very common topic.

When you purchase any of our RICA Online Prep programs, you'll get Core Videos like this one covering every key reading instruction, assessment, word analysis, fluency, vocabulary, academic language, background knowledge, and comprehension concept you need to pass.  You'll learn the same key subject matter you would in our live classes, as well as strategies for success on the various multiple choice and constructed response question types you can expect on the exam, including the case study.  Then, once you are confident with the underlying subject matter, you can watch our Smart-STEM Virtual Tutoring videos, in which a tutor will show you how to apply your knowledge to the specific question types you are most likely to encounter on the actual test.

Both our Core Videos and Smart-STEM Virtual Tutoring videos are included in all our Online Prep programs!


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These Core Videos Are Included in All Our RICA Online Prep Programs...

Below is a complete list of the Core Videos that are included in all our RICA Online Prep programs.  These videos have been created by our industry-leading team of Teachers and Subject Matter Experts based on the official Content Specifications published for the RICA, along with research and feedback from students and test takers, so you get an engaging, easy-to-use, and highly-focused program that makes the absolute most of your study time and teaches you the exact content knowledge and strategy you need to pass the exam.

  • Planning and Managing Reading Instruction
  • Differentiated Reading Instruction
  • Effective Instructional Delivery
  • Engaging and Motivating Students
  • Support Systems
  • Primary Purposes of Reading Assessments
  • Alternative Assessments
  • Standardized Assessments
  • Interpreting Assessment Results
  • Communicating Assessment Result and Progress
  • Role of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
  • Instruction in Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
  • Universal Access and Phonological Awareness
  • Assessment for Phonological Awareness
  • Print Awareness
  • Letter Recognition
  • Alphabetic Principle
  • The Role of Writing and Alphabetic Principle
  • Universal Access and Concepts About Print, Letter Recognition and Alphabetic Principle
  • Assessment for Concepts About Print, Letter Recognition and Alphabetic Principle
  • Automaticity in Word Recognition
  • Phonics and Sight Word Recognition
  • Decoding and Encoding
  • Decoding Development
  • Sight Word Instruction
  • Universal Access for Phonics and Sight Word Instruction
  • Assessment for Phonics and Sight Words
  • Interrelationships of Word Recognition
  • Structural Analysis
  • Syllabic Analysis
  • Orthographic Knowledge and Word Analysis
  • Extended Opportunities for Word Analysis
  • Universal Access for Structural, Syllabic and Orthographic Analysis
  • Assessment for Structural, Syllabic and Orthographic Analysis
  • Role of Fluency
  • Indicators of Fluency (You are currently viewing this free sample video.)
  • Factors that Disrupt Fluency
  • Fluency Instruction
  • Fluency and Silent Reading
  • Fluency Strategies
  • Universal Access for Fluency Development
  • Assessment for Fluency
  • Role fo Vocabulary, Academic Language and Background Knowledge
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Vocabulary and Complex Language Structures in Texts
  • Independent Reading and Vocabulary Development
  • Factors for Vocabulary Development
  • Components of a Vocabulary Program
  • Vocabulary Instruction
  • Vocabulary Strategies for Academic and Content-Area Vocabulary
  • Independent Vocabulary Strategies
  • Word Consciousness
  • Language Structures
  • Oral vs. Written Language and Conventions
  • Universal Access for Vocabulary Development
  • Indirect Vocabulary Assessment
  • Assessment for Vocabulary
  • Types of Reading Comprehension
  • Factors that Impede Comprehension
  • Text-Based Discussions
  • Reading Comprehension and Writing
  • Independent Reading and Comprehension
  • Instructional Reading Strategies and Skills
  • Universal Access for Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Assessment for Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Instruction for Narrative and Literary Texts
  • Universal Access to Comprehension of Narrative and Literary Texts
  • Instruction for Expository/Informational Texts and Materials
  • Universal Access to Comprehension of Expository/Informational Texts
  • Assessment for Comprehension of Narrative, Literary and Expository Texts


Enroll in RICA Online Prep, and you can begin watching all these Core Videos right now!  You'll also get instant access to a host of other great features, including Smart-STEM Virtual Tutoring Videos in which an expert tutor will discuss each question on your full-length, RICA (Version 1) Practice Test, teaching you proven strategies for applying the subject matter knowledge you've gained from our Core Videos to the specific types of questions you are most likely to encounter on the real exam.

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