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Ch 2: MEGA English: Reading Comprehension Strategies

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to review methods for teaching reading comprehension. You can then feel prepared for these kinds of questions on the MEGA English exam.

MEGA English: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary

Having strategies for effectively teaching students how to comprehend what they are reading is essential for English teachers, so reviewing the information in this chapter will be very helpful in preparing for the MEGA English exam. In these lessons, you'll explore:

  • Teaching language arts and reading
  • Scaffolding instruction
  • Using visualization
  • Close vs. big picture reading
  • Listening and comprehension
  • Utilizing vocabulary words

The lessons in this chapter have been designed to provide you with several methods for learning. Watch short videos for a visual representation of the material. Use the video's transcript as a text-based resource. Take self-assessment quizzes along the way to test your knowledge and practice for the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: MEGA English: Reading Comprehension Strategies
Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

1. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

2. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

3. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

4. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

5. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Language Arts Teaching Strategies

7. Language Arts Teaching Strategies

Benjamin Franklin stated: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson will highlight strategies that will put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

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