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Collaborative Approaches & Classroom Techniques for Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find a series of short and expertly taught lessons that discuss effective teaching approaches for reading instruction. Work through the chapter at your own pace to study the practical applications of collaborative and cooperative learning, student grouping and the jigsaw classroom experiment. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you evaluate your comprehension of the material. The chapter can also be accessed on any Internet-connected device, which helps you study at home, school or wherever you happen to be. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Organize a classroom space to optimize reading and writing
- Explain the process of cooperative and collaborative classroom learning
- Discuss the advantages of student grouping strategies in reading instruction
- Use a collaborative learning approach in flipped classrooms
- Describe Elliot Aronson's jigsaw classroom experiment
- Outline the process of implementing learning centers
1. 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.
2. Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom
It's extremely common for teachers to require students to work in groups. However, certain types of groups and activities are preferred over others. In this lesson, we define cooperative learning and discuss its advantages in the classroom. We also define collaborative learning and explain how it is different than cooperative learning.
3. Student Grouping Strategies for Reading Instruction
Using different grouping strategies can help to foster reading skills for many students. This lesson outlines three grouping strategies with suggestions for how to use each one.
4. Incorporating Collaborative Learning in Flipped Classrooms
This lesson focuses on using a flipped classroom model to enhance collaborative student learning and achievement. A brief explanation, benefits of, and methods of incorporating a flipped classroom are discussed.
5. Aronson's Jigsaw Classroom Experiment: Activity & Technique
You will learn about Elliot Aronson and his original jigsaw classroom experiment. Explore this collaborative learning technique through a sample activity and test your knowledge with the end of lesson quiz.
6. 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.
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Other chapters within the Education 212: Approaches to Teaching Reading course
- Basic Tenets of Teaching Reading
- Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis & Fluency
- Methods of Teaching Reading
- Teaching Vocabulary to New Readers
- Enhancing Student Reading Comprehension
- Materials & Resources for Teaching Reading
- Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading
- Learning Styles & Reading Instruction
- Factors Impacting Reading Skills & Fluency
- Assessing Reading Skills & Comprehension