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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics
Course SummaryThis course is designed for teachers who are looking for instructional strategies for improving student reading skills. The chapters are full of useful advice regarding classroom reading materials, reading activities, student motivation techniques, literacy awareness, reading assessment and more.
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In today's fight against short attention spans, many teachers struggle to motivate their students toward reading. Our instructors understand your challenges with getting students to not only read but also comprehend the information. To address these issues, our team of experts have designed this course as your go-to teacher resource for help with improving your students' literacy and reading skills. Likewise, you will also receive some advice on assessments, which can help you devise better lesson plans that address the current needs of your classroom.
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Look over the chapter titles in this course. Choose any one of the chapters and you will find several short lessons. View the lessons you want and feel free to take a quiz afterwards to measure how much you have learned. For teachers constantly on-the-go, you should know that our information is accessible online at any time, so if you can access the Internet, you can review our lessons.
This course offers:
- Brief video lessons that demonstrate multiple techniques for teaching literacy
- Organized text-based lessons full of defined keywords and concepts
- Training with tested strategies for phonics, reading comprehension, and vocabulary building
- Challenging lesson quizzes to gauge the amount of information you are learning
- Exams at the end of every chapter to monitor your progress
- A course exam to determine if you truly understand these reading skills strategies
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- Provides detailed explanations: Our instructors break down big topics into smaller lessons that look at all the individual components you need to understand.
- Encourages new ideas: Reinvigorate your old lesson plans with these new strategies about how to approach reading and literacy.
- Reaches a wider range of students: The teaching strategies discussed in this course address the needs of ELL students as well as the needs of both struggling and advanced learners.
|Emergent Literacy|| Emergent literacy theories|
Literature's role in the classroom
Syllables, vowels, and consonants
The effect school and home have on literacy
|Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis, Spelling & Fluency|| Sight words and phonics teaching strategies|
Language: Encoding and decoding
Developing reading and writing skills in diverse learners
|Teaching Vocabulary|| New vocabulary teaching strategies|
Examples of exciting vocabulary lessons
Context and spelling strategies
Addressing the needs of ELL students
|Developing Reading Comprehension & Fluency|| Strategies for planning and implementing reading comprehension lessons|
Linking different strategies with appropriate text
Identifying cause and effect, central ideas, and themes
Using reading to examine difficult concepts
|Reading Skills & Instruction|| The relationship between the main point and supporting details|
Predicting what may happen and coming to conclusions about texts
Understanding the author's purpose
Comparing ideas and separating opinions from facts
|Selecting Reading Materials & Resources|| Advantages and disadvantages of leveling texts|
Literacy instruction and the text selection process
Choosing the appropriate online resources and technology
Selecting media sources
Evaluating materials assembled by teachers
|Promoting Student Literacy in Class|| Strategies for incorporating motivation|
Encouraging reading development for beginners and advanced readers
Promoting positive perspectives on reading
Organizing a library in the classroom
|Reading Assessment Strategies|| Bloom's Taxonomy|
Characteristics of good assessments
Major assessment types
Choosing student-appropriate assessments
Implementing the Cloze procedure
Linking assessment results with instructional planning
|Factors Impacting Reading Skills|| Reading comprehension obstacles|
Factors that impact fluency and reading development skills
Linguistic, ethnic, and cultural connections to reading development
Tips for providing struggling students with help
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