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Ch 9: Assessing Reading Resources & Material

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Study.com experts developed this chapter to improve your ability to assess reading resources and material. Make use of strategies for assessing reading materials, learn about textbook selection for use in literacy instruction, and explore the latest reading instruction technology.

Assessing Reading Resources & Material - Chapter Summary

Studying this chapter will allow you to build on what you already know about assessing reading resources and material. Examine how to meet student needs when selecting and adapting materials, evaluate literacy instruction technology and online resources, and promote an environment for young adults that is literacy-rich. Additional lesson subject matter includes:

  • Making appropriate selections of resources for use in the classroom
  • The pros and cons of leveling texts
  • Evaluation of picture books for teaching literacy
  • How to appraise teacher-made materials intended for use in literacy instruction
  • Definition, types and examples of graphic organizers
  • Technology that is used for assessing reading literacy

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14 Lessons in Chapter 9: Assessing Reading Resources & Material
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Selecting Appropriate Resources for Classroom Use

1. Selecting Appropriate Resources for Classroom Use

Teachers have several things to consider when choosing classroom resource. This lesson outlines criteria used for selecting quality resources and provides examples.

How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

2. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.

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.

Getting Creative with Mandated Texts

4. Getting Creative with Mandated Texts

In this lesson, we will examine ways that students benefit when their teachers creatively use the mandated texts as a resource rather than as a one-size-fits-all curriculum guide.

Teaching Students to Select Diverse Texts

5. Teaching Students to Select Diverse Texts

Getting students to choose diverse texts can be a challenge for any teacher. This lesson offers you some strategies for expanding students' horizons as they choose what to read.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

6. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

7. Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

Teachers commonly use leveled books to meet the needs of various learners in a literacy classroom. Leveled books are useful literacy tools, but can be disadvantageous when they are overused or utilized incorrectly.

Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

8. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

9. Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

The process of choosing textbooks for a classroom can be an intimidating one. Let's take the stress out of selecting textbooks! We'll examine the types of literacy textbooks and criteria for selecting the best textbook for literacy instruction.

Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction

10. Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction

What happens when a teacher can't find the materials they need in a store? This lesson examines teacher-made materials, including common types, advantages, and how to create the most effective teacher-created materials for the classroom.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

11. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

12. Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

As many teachers know, using technology in the classroom is full of benefits and challenges. In this lesson, we'll examine using technology and online resources in the literacy classroom, including how to evaluate technology for classroom use.

Technology Used in Reading Instruction

13. Technology Used in Reading Instruction

In this lesson, we will explore the different uses of technology for reading instruction and how it can be a valuable tool in the classroom. We will discuss some of the options available for your classroom implementation.

Using Technology to Assess Reading Literacy

14. Using Technology to Assess Reading Literacy

Using technology to assess literacy skills is just a smart move. It gives teachers data on a student's current level of performance and details for future instruction. Read on to learn about technology's role in assessment and how is it used.

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