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Creating Reading Strategies for Students - Chapter Summary
Teaching reading strategies and engaging students can be difficult, but the lessons in this chapter are designed to give you the tools and knowledge you need to work effectively with entire classrooms and develop fun, engaging activities. This chapter covers different reading strategies, methods to teach these strategies, and ways to work with and engage entire classes. Specific topics in this chapter include:
- Guided and independent reading, and ways to teach them
- Choosing, and instructing students in choosing, culturally diverse texts
- Games and activities to teach the concept of author's purpose
- Strategies for reading expository texts
- Identifying different reading strategies for different texts
- Teaching point of view
- How to foster a community of readers in the classroom
- Technology used to teach reading
- How to develop students' reading and learning habits
- Strategies for teaching facts vs. opinions
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1. Matching Reading Strategies to Different Text Types
How a reader approaches text depends on the type of text they are reading and the purpose for reading. In this lesson, we will examine how to select reading strategies based on the content and purpose of the text.
2. Reading Strategies for Expository Texts
Reading informational text and understanding the main ideas can be tricky. Teaching students key strategies and concepts helps them build the right set of skills. This lesson defines expository texts, outlines their components, and offers some teaching tips.
3. Making Connections Activities for Kids
Help your elementary students make connections to their reading using these independent, partner, and team activities. Providing hands-on practice with the text-text, text-self, and text-world framework can help solidify student learning.
4. How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage
You might be able to understand everything the author says in a passage, but can you figure out what the author ISN'T saying? Try your hand at drawing conclusions - but not jumping to conclusions - in this video lesson.
5. Facts vs. Opinions: Examples, Games & Activities
Being able to discriminate between facts and opinions is an important reading skill elementary students need to understand. But how do you tell the difference between the two? Luckily, there's a straightforward way to teach fact and opinion. That's a fact. Trust me.
6. Author's Purpose Games & Activities
Author's purpose is an important aspect of writing to teach to your students. This lesson outlines some classroom activities and games to get your students engaged in learning this concept.
7. Activities for Teaching Point of View
Teaching students to understand things from different points of view is an important aspect of critical thinking. This lesson gives you some activities for teaching point of view.
8. Guided Reading Strategies for Teachers
As a teacher, you have a roomful of students who read at different level with varying strengths and weaknesses. How do you give each student the targeted instruction that he or she needs? Guided reading. In this lesson, we'll explore some strategies to use in small group guided reading.
9. Independent Reading: Definition & Activities
Reading abilities range from student to student. But what really separates the students with high reading ability? This lesson describes how independent readers become high achieving students.
10. Wide Reading: Definition, Purpose & Implementation Strategies
Encouraging students to read both in school and at home can benefit them greatly. Wide reading is a strategy to help increase students' reading time. Read on to learn about how wide reading can be implemented in your classroom.
11. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits
Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.
12. Creating a Community of Readers in the Classroom
This lesson gives classroom teachers some tips for creating a classroom that supports a community of readers, including optimizing the physical space of the classroom, modeling reading habits, and implementing practices that encourage reading.
13. Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom
In this lesson, we will learn about using children's literature in the classroom to make instruction more relatable to diverse student populations, as well as to broaden the perspectives of all students.
14. Teaching Students to Select Diverse Texts
Getting students to choose diverse texts can be a challenge for any teacher. This lesson offers you some strategies for expanding students' horizons as they choose what to read.
15. 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.
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