Ch 11: Approaches to Literacy Instruction

About This Chapter

Take a look at these video lessons on literacy instruction approaches to gain knowledge of different methods, including explicit and implicit phonics, reading and writing workshops, and using technology to aid in literacy.

Approaches to Literacy Instruction - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In order to be effective in teaching students literacy skills, teachers must use a variety of instructional approaches. In this chapter, you will learn about some of the most common approaches to literacy, such as basal reading programs, the language experience approach, and literature-based approaches. You can use the quizzes in this chapter to review what you have learned. This chapter will help you to learn:

  • How basal reading books support literacy development
  • What the most suitable literature-based approaches are
  • How technology can improve literacy skills
  • How to utilize explicit and implicit phonics activities

VideoObjective
Basal Reading Books: Programs & ActivitiesExplore the meaning of basal reader program and identify different activities that can be used with this approach.
Language Experience Approach to LiteracyExamine the language experience approach to literacy and activities that can be used with this method.
Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to LiteracyTake a look at explicit and implicit phonics approaches and activities.
Literature-Based Approaches to ReadingDiscover different types of literature-based methods and how to utilize them.
How to Implement a Reading & Writing WorkshopEvaluate how to put a reading and writing workshop into action.
Using Technology for Literacy DevelopmentIdentify how and what kinds of technology can be used to increase literacy development.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Approaches to Literacy Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Basal Reading Books: Programs & Activities

1. Basal Reading Books: Programs & Activities

Chances are you may have learned to read in no small part due to basal reading techniques, but do you know what they are? In this lesson, we explore basal reading and how to incorporate it into the classroom.

Language Experience Approach to Literacy

2. Language Experience Approach to Literacy

How can teachers make children interested in learning to read and write? And, how can they use the students' own experiences to help scaffold learning? Watch this lesson to find out about the language experience approach to literacy.

Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

3. Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

Phonics are a fundamental part of learning to read well. But how should they be taught? In this lesson, we'll examine both explicit and implicit approaches to phonics instruction, including the pros and cons of each and example activities.

Literature-Based Approaches to Reading

4. Literature-Based Approaches to Reading

How can you teach students to read while also instilling in them a passion for reading? In this lesson, we'll look at different literature-based approaches to reading, including the advantages and disadvantages of each type, and how to integrate them all.

How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

5. How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

The workshop model of literacy instruction is popular because it has been shown to improve student reading and writing. During this lesson, we'll examine what the workshop model is, including its basic components, and how best to implement it.

Using Technology for Literacy Development

6. Using Technology for Literacy Development

Technology is being used in almost every way imaginable to improve our lives.This has thankfully been the case in education, where technology has been used to improve literacy. Find out how this is so in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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