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Classroom Management for Literacy Instruction - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Instructors often find that effectively managing their classrooms is incredibly useful in helping students improve their literacy. This chapter takes a closer look at the steps you can take to best manage your classroom for literacy instruction. We offer tips for placing students in groups, organizing classroom space and implementing learning centers. We also examine various strategies to help you better plan your lessons and manage your classroom time.
At the end of each lesson, you can take a short quiz to help you gauge your comprehension of the materials. You are also free to ask an instructor any questions you may have. After completing this chapter, you should be able to identify:
- Ways to group students for literacy instruction
- Pros and cons of using leveling texts
- Approaches for planning your literacy instruction
- Steps for creating targeted themes, units and lessons
- Ways to promote reading and writing skills through classroom organization
|How to Use Grouping for Literacy Instruction||Explore ways to use grouping techniques like heterogeneous grouping and peer tutoring in the classroom and the best practices for each.|
|Implementing Learning Centers for Literacy Instruction||Examine learning centers in literacy instruction and the steps involved in classroom implementation.|
|Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices||Analyze the pros and cons of leveling texts as well as steps for successful implementation.|
|Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing||Understand how to promote reading and writing skills by organizing your classroom space.|
|Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples||Discover the best approaches to use when planning literacy instruction, including the use of learning sequences and scheduling.|
|Time Management in Literacy Instruction||Study the considerations to make when managing classroom time in literacy instruction.|
|Creating Themes, Units & Lesson Targeting Literacy Skills||Learn what steps are involved in creating themes, units and lessons that target literacy skills.|
1. How to Use Grouping for Literacy Instruction
There are various ways to use instructional grouping for literacy instruction, such as heterogeneous grouping, dynamic grouping, cooperative learning, and peer tutoring. Learn how these grouping strategies give students opportunities to learn at their individual levels, as well as collaboratively.
2. Implementing Learning Centers for Literacy Instruction
Learning centers are an important and necessary part of literacy instruction. Implementing these centers takes time and organization, and students benefit tremendously from the small group activities that take place in them.
3. 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.
4. Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing
It is very important for teachers to put thought into the physical organization of their classrooms. Learn about specific literacy areas and how to create an environment where readers and writers are motivated, comfortable, and successful.
5. Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples
What is literacy, and how should we teach it? In this lesson, we'll look at how to teach reading and writing, with specific examples and activities to help guide educators.
6. Time Management in Literacy Instruction
In this lesson, you'll explore time management in literacy instruction and learn techniques to follow a sequential order for teaching literacy skills. You'll also discover how to logically group students to create an effective literacy curriculum that works within a given time frame.
7. Creating Themes, Units & Lessons Targeting Literacy Skills
Literacy teachers are often unable to locate an existing curriculum for the skills they are teaching the students. In this lesson, learn how they thoughtfully develop their own themes, units, and lessons that target the desired literacy skills.
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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
- Approaches to Literacy Instruction
- Selecting Resources for Literacy Instruction
- Responding to Student Needs
- Collaborations Outside of School
- Evaluation & Assessments in Education