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Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction - Chapter Summary
This chapter can ensure you understand how to evaluate and select reading materials for instruction. Entertaining lessons examine different types of texts and instruction materials and explore steps you can take to confidently evaluate and select these texts. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be able to:
- Detail the process of selecting and adapting materials to meet student needs
- Evaluate picture and chapter books for literacy instruction
- List the pros and cons of leveling texts
- Describe the basics of selecting textbooks for literacy instruction
- Appraise teacher-made materials for literacy instruction
- Discuss the uses of print and nonprint texts
All lessons in this chapter are available around-the-clock, enabling you to study the evaluation and selection of reading materials whenever your schedule permits. Choose any lessons that can successfully boost your knowledge of this subject, and test your comprehension of their contents by taking multiple-choice quizzes. Questions that arise while reviewing the lessons can be submitted to our experts via the Dashboard. Before the day of your test, find out how much you understand about this chapter by taking our practice exam.
1. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
2. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction
How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.
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. Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction
The process of choosing textbooks for a classroom can be an intimidating one. Let's take the stress out of selecting textbooks! We'll examine the types of literacy textbooks and criteria for selecting the best textbook for literacy instruction.
5. Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction
What happens when a teacher can't find the materials they need in a store? This lesson examines teacher-made materials, including common types, advantages, and how to create the most effective teacher-created materials for the classroom.
6. Print & Nonprint Texts: Examples & Uses
Authors write for different audiences and purposes. This lesson will show you how to help students demonstrate knowledge of the uses and provide examples of print and non-print texts.
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- Conventions of Written English
- Literary Genre & Form
- 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
- Content Area Reading Strategies
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Reading Program Supervision & Administration
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