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Ch 10: Teaching Basic Reading Skills to English Language Learners

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Use this chapter to learn more about reading strategies, reading development and phonics. These lessons are great review tools you can use if preparing for licensure exams before becoming a reading or ESL teacher.

Teaching Basic Reading Skills to English Language Learners - Chapter Summary

This chapter is designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of approaches and practices you can use in the classroom to help English language learners build strong reading skills. You will have the opportunity to review details about reading models and strategies for teaching phonics, decoding and fluency.

In addition, you will study the links between oral language and reading and how to create a literacy environment in the classroom. After you have finished this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the connection between oral communication and reading skills
  • Describe how first language fluency affects the development of second language learning
  • Understand the elements of a literacy-rich classroom
  • Apply strategies to help English language learners develop reading skills
  • Differentiate between phonics, phonemic awareness and phonological awareness
  • Use teaching strategies to help ELL students learn about phonics, decoding and word families
  • Outline major types of reading models
  • Detail three types of audio reading activities

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10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Teaching Basic Reading Skills to English Language Learners
The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

1. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Impact of First Language Fluency on English Literacy for ELL Students

2. Impact of First Language Fluency on English Literacy for ELL Students

This lesson overviews how students' native language has an impact on the literacy skills they need to develop in English. It covers some examples in pronunciation, writing, spelling, capitalization, adjectives, pronouns, and gender/number agreement.

Promoting a Literacy-Rich Environment for Young Adults

3. Promoting a Literacy-Rich Environment for Young Adults

How can surrounding students with literacy not only make them better readers but also better students? In this lesson, we will learn about the importance of creating a literacy-rich classroom environment for middle and high school students, and key elements we can include in our classrooms to make them literacy-rich.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

4. Teaching ELL Students to Read

There has been an increase in the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson will highlight ways in which to teach ELLs to become successful readers. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge about teaching ELLs to read.

Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

5. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.

Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

6. Teaching Phonics to ESL Students

Learning phonics will help your ESL students improve reading, spelling and pronunciation, especially with new words. In this lesson, we will discuss some ideas to teach phonics to students of various ages and linguistic levels.

Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

7. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode, followed by a quiz to check for understanding.

What is a Reading Model? - Definition & Overview

8. What is a Reading Model? - Definition & Overview

What are reading models and how do they fit into classroom instruction? This lesson outlines the three major types of reading models and shows how each work.

Teaching Word Families to English Language Learners

9. Teaching Word Families to English Language Learners

In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of word families and gain insight into how to teach them to English language learners. You'll also have a chance to explore some examples of word families that can be used to enhance instruction.

Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

10. Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

Hearing what you're reading and reading can help readers build fluency and accuracy in their reading. In this lesson, we'll look at three audio reading activities for classroom use: choral reading, repeated reading, and audio-assisted reading.

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