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Content Area Reading Strategies - Chapter Summary
Use the short lessons in this chapter to get an engaging look at content area reading strategies. Developed by our expert instructors, these lessons closely examine different types of texts, strategies for teaching vocabulary and reading, and much more. Completing this chapter will enable you to do the following:
- Define and share examples of nonfiction
- List characteristics and provide examples of informational texts
- Explain how to draw inferences from informational texts
- Describe different instructional approaches to content area vocabulary
- Identify and discuss strategies teaching writing and reading across content areas
- Detail the process of analyzing a literary passage
Tailor your review of this chapter to your unique schedule and study needs. Feel free to view any number of lessons, access them anytime and visit them as often as you'd like. Use our short quizzes to check your knowledge of the lessons you choose to study, and take the practice exam to gauge your overall comprehension of the content area reading strategies covered in this chapter. If you need help understanding topics examined in the lessons, gain clarity by sending your questions to our experts.
1. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples
There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.
2. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.
3. Drawing Inferences from Informational Texts
As it turns out, you may be learning more from a text than you realize. That's because in every text, some information is inferred. In this lesson, we're going to see how drawing inferences from an informational text can help us better understand it.
4. Instructional Approaches to Content Area Vocabulary
In this lesson, we'll learn about some ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into content-area classes to help support student learning in a variety of academic disciplines.
5. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas
Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.
6. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.
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- Conventions of Written English
- Literary Genre & Form
- Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction
- Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction
- Promoting Supportive Learning & Reading Environments
- Principles of Language Acquisition
- Emergent Literacy Instruction
- Phonics & Word Recognition
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Elements of Reading Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension Instruction Strategy
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Reading Program Supervision & Administration
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