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Ch 14: Developing Reading Comprehension & Fluency

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If you go through these lessons, you can get a full recap about developing your students' reading comprehension and fluency skills. Brush up on your teaching skills as you watch these lessons through any device that gets Wi-Fi.

Developing Reading Comprehension & Fluency- Chapter Summary

Since teaching reading comprehension and fluency is a multistep process, you may need a quick refresher, and this chapter provides a thorough review of all the major points. In these lessons, go through the planning process for teaching reading comprehension as well as how to implement your lesson plans. After completing the chapter, you should possess a better grasp on the following topics:

  • Strategies for improving reading comprehension
  • Linking specific types of text with different reading strategies
  • Techniques for encouraging students to increase their reading habits
  • Identifying the central idea or theme of a text
  • Activities with reading comprehension and oral language skills
  • Pointing out the causes and effects in reading selections
  • Describing the concept of analogy
  • Going over the meaning of words and how they change per subject
  • Using reading to investigate unfamiliar topics

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11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Developing Reading Comprehension & Fluency
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How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

1. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

2. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

3. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Matching Reading Strategies to Different Text Types

4. 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.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

5. 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.

How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

6. How to Find the Theme or Central Idea

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the theme or central idea of a text, and you'll get some specific examples of themes from famous stories.

Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

7. Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

A student's reading comprehension abilities can be difficult for any teacher to evaluate. This lesson discusses verbal strategies for assessing a student's comprehension level.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

8. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

9. Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of an analogy, how to use this common literary device in writing and how to interpret its meaning when reading text.

Understanding Word Meaning Across Subject Areas

10. Understanding Word Meaning Across Subject Areas

Words have different meaning in different contexts. Here are some strategies to figure out how to understand what words mean in different subject areas.

Exploring Unfamiliar Concepts Through Reading

11. Exploring Unfamiliar Concepts Through Reading

If you need assistance making sense of new concepts, keep reading. This lesson will give you ideas for understanding new content by reading outside the box, making connections to other subjects, and recalling what you already know. Read on to learn more.

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