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Building Reading Comprehension and Literacy - Chapter Summary
This chapter digs into various approaches and considerations of facilitating the development of reading comprehension and literacy in students, providing a thoughtful yet time-efficient review of the following topics:
- How culture, ethics, and linguistics relate to reading development
- Literal, inferential, and evaluate forms of reading comprehension
- Teaching reading comprehension and questioning techniques
- The Schema-Theoretic approach
- Methods of literacy advocation
- The importance of independent reading and enjoying language
- Interactive reading and self-monitoring
- Motivating students to read
- Involving parents and the community in student literacy
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1. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development
All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.
2. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative
Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.
3. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
4. Using the Schema-Theoretic Approach to Reading Instruction
As a reader, are you just absorbing what a text says? In this lesson, we'll discuss the role of schemas in the reading process and how we interpret more than just words on a page.
5. Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension
Students who know how to ask good questions can quickly grow their own comprehension abilities. In this lesson, you'll learn some techniques for teaching students how to ask questions that boost their own comprehension.
6. Literacy Strategies for Teachers
The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.
7. Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development
It is easy to focus on aspects of literacy development like decoding, fluency and comprehension but then forget about the importance of joy. This lesson will discuss the importance of enjoyment of language in literacy development.
8. How Students Read Interactively to Construct Meaning
How do readers interact with a text, and how does that interaction help them comprehend what they are reading? In this lesson, we'll examine interactive reading and its elements.
9. How Students Can Self-Monitor for Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension is a crucial skill for students to learn. One way that educators can help student improve is by encouraging self-monitoring. Explore this idea and learn some techniques to teach self-monitoring for reading comprehension.
10. The Importance of Independent Reading for Developing Comprehension
Teachers use many strategies and methods to teach students to understand what they read. This lesson defines independent reading, explains why it is an important part of comprehension acquisition, and shows how it fits into a literacy program.
11. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read
One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.
12. Promoting Parent Involvement in Student Literacy
Parent involvement is important to help students become lifelong readers and writers. Still, there are challenges to promoting effective parent involvement. This lesson offers ideas for engaging parents in young children's literacy development.
13. Community Resources for Reading Development
In this lesson, we will discuss how to identify and recruit a variety of community resources to promote reading development. These strategies serve to both engage the student in reading for pleasure and engage the community in improving literacy.
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