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Ch 4: Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction

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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

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6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction
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How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

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.

Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

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.

Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

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.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

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.

Appraising Teacher-Made Materials 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.

Print & Nonprint Texts: Examples & Uses

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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