Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction


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The most important elements of reading include all of the following EXCEPT:

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1. Mr. Gibbs is working on a lesson plan for vocabulary instruction. Which of the following activities would be appropriate for him to include?

2. Ms. James is worried about Benny, a struggling reader. She notices that he acts out during reading time, rarely finishes his work, and is easily distracted. What might Ms. James do to motivate Benny during reading time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on how to improve reading instruction through research. Specifically, you'll need to know about certain topics on the quiz/worksheet that include the elements of reading and an activity for writing a lesson plan on teaching vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be considered:

  • How a teacher can help a student read who is easily distracted
  • A reading lesson where students clap out syllables of words they are learning
  • Something to remember, when teaching students the sounds of letters

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on improving reading instruction through research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the elements of reading
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific ways of teaching students to read and keeping them on task in that process

Additional Learning

You can gain more knowledge on the subject of teaching students to read with the lesson named Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction, which will cover the following:

  • The importance of learning to read
  • National Reading Panel and its role in helping students with their reading
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension and further research
  • Practice, feedback and motivation