Ch 2: Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

This chapter approaches the instruction of reading from an evidence-based angle, featuring a series of engaging lessons guided by professional instructors put together with the goal of helping you better reach your students at every stage of their development.

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

This chapter considers evidence-based reading instruction in a variety of key topics and teaching strategies, providing a thoughtful yet time-sensitive review of the following:

  • Incorporating data into instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Research-grounded teaching strategies for reading
  • Fostering development of reading at all levels
  • Methods of scaffolding reading instruction
  • Using flexible grouping
  • Approaching instruction from a whole-to-part, reader-based, and psycholinguistic angle

The practice quizzes accompanying each lesson can be used to ensure you're understanding the material before moving on, and they can also be printed out as worksheets for additional study away from your computer. The quizzes can be taken and re-taken as many times as you like. A chapter exam at the end ensures you have mastered the material you need to know.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Evidence-Based Reading Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Using Data to Inform Instruction

1. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Strategies & Examples

2. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Strategies & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of differentiation and what differentiation is. We will also uncover main types of differentiation and some examples of differentiation in the classroom.

Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Reading

3. Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Reading

When teachers use research-based instructional strategies, students have the best chance to learn to read or improve their reading skills. Effective instructional strategies will include the key areas of word knowledge and comprehension.

Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

4. Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

Successful teachers provide support for students of all skill and ability levels. This lesson will provide strategies for promoting reading comprehension skills for all students and show how these strategies work in a classroom.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

5. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom

6. Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom

One of the most common ways to differentiate instruction to meet student needs is through flexible grouping. This lesson defines flexible grouping and details several ways you can incorporate it into your classroom.

Whole-to-Part, Reader-Based & Psycholinguistic Instructional Approaches

7. Whole-to-Part, Reader-Based & Psycholinguistic Instructional Approaches

In this lesson, we'll examine how to teach reading using whole-to-part strategies, including what psycholinguistics says about the ways words differ from each other.

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