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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
|Basal Reading Books: Programs & Activities||Explore the meaning of basal reader program and identify different activities that can be used with this approach.|
|Language Experience Approach to Literacy||Examine the language experience approach to literacy and activities that can be used with this method.|
|Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy||Take a look at explicit and implicit phonics approaches and activities.|
|Literature-Based Approaches to Reading||Discover different types of literature-based methods and how to utilize them.|
|How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop||Evaluate how to put a reading and writing workshop into action.|
|Using Technology for Literacy Development||Identify how and what kinds of technology can be used to increase literacy development.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the Education 102: Literacy Instruction in the Elementary School course
- Learning Processes & Theories
- Instructional Approaches
- Language Acquisition in the Classroom
- Beyond Oral Language Acquisition
- How Language & Culture Interact in the Classroom
- Strategies for Teaching Reading
- Identifying & Understanding Words
- Constructing Meaning
- Vocabulary Development
- Writing Development
- Classroom Management for Literacy Instruction
- Selecting Resources for Literacy Instruction
- Responding to Student Needs
- Collaborations Outside of School
- Evaluation & Assessments in Education