Ch 21: CEOE Reading Specialist: Literacy-Rich Environments

About This Chapter

Review ways of creating literacy-rich environments that encourage reading development as you prepare for the CEOE Reading Specialist exam. Each lesson in this study guide chapter outlines useful teaching strategies and is followed by a brief quiz to assess your comprehension.

CEOE Reading Specialist: Literacy-Rich Environments - Chapter Summary

The emphasis behind the lessons in this study guide chapter is that children are encouraged to develop reading skills in environments that consistently and effectively expose them to reading material. Prepare yourself for questions regarding literacy-rich environments on the CEOE Reading Specialist exam by studying the topics in these lessons, including:

  • Utilizing intrinsic and extrinsic motivational factors to strengthen learning ability
  • Accommodating a variety of learning needs through differentiated instruction
  • Recognizing types of literary texts and their uses for reading instruction
  • Employing technology as a tool in reading instruction
  • Cultivating a love of language and promoting positive attitudes towards reading to encourage literacy development
  • Creating safe, supportive and respectful learning environments
  • Selecting effective books and materials for your classroom and classroom library to facilitate reading development and meet specific learning needs
  • Developing activities and strategies to help students respond to themes, patterns and types of literature
  • Importance of using written language with emergent readers to facilitate literacy

The strategies and topics discussed in these lessons will help prepare you for the effective reading instruction competency questions in the Instruction subarea of the CEOE Reading Specialist exam. Confirm your comprehension of the material covered in this chapter by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. This review of the material will help you identify any areas that need further examination. Use the direct links within the quizzes to access specific topics you'd like to review within the lesson.

13 Lessons in Chapter 21: CEOE Reading Specialist: Literacy-Rich Environments
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Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

1. Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

Why do you want to learn about educational psychology? Do you enjoy reading about different theories and practices? Do you have to pass this class in order to receive a degree? Our behaviors are driven by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this lesson, distinguish between these types of motivation and learn how they can enhance learning.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

2. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

3. Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is one of the major elements of reading, and in order to get students to improve their comprehension, you need to present them with good reading material. This lesson will acquaint you with the use and benefits of literary texts.

Technology Used in Reading Instruction

4. 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.

Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development

5. 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.

Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

6. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.

Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

7. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.

Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

8. Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

What is respect? How can teachers create a respectful learning environment? Teachers, students, and schools all play a role in fostering respect for others in academic settings. This lesson offers useful strategies for promoting inclusion and respectful behavior in schools.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

9. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

10. 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.

Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

11. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

12. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

13. Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

The more exposure young children have to written language, the better accustomed they'll become to the relationship between the written word and spoken language. In this lesson, we'll look at classroom activities that use written language to support emergent literacy development.

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