About This Chapter
Factors Impacting Reading Skills - Chapter Summary
Sometimes, we have to dig a little deeper and find out why a student may have weak reading skills. In this chapter, you will learn the following:
- How certain factors can help or hurt reading comprehension
- What parts make up reading fluency
- What signs a student displays when they are struggling with reading
- Examples of specific personal problems that can affect reading development
- Ways in which diversity can be an advantage and disadvantage to reading development
- What things should be kept in mind when reflecting on cultures and reading
- Strategies to assist students who are having difficulty with reading
When you are through viewing the lessons, short quizzes are available to measure what you know.
How It Helps
- Lists early signs: Because you will be aware of the early signs of a student who is struggling with reading, you can implement methods into your lesson plans and curriculum to assist them.
- Explores external factors: Your awareness of personal struggles that can affect reading will encourage you to come up with classroom management techniques to help the students.
- Explains positives and negatives: Your understanding of how diversity can pose advantages and disadvantages to reading development will enable you to make the most of different situations as you teach reading.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Identify specific factors that are affecting your students' reading skills
- Recognize changes in the reading fluency of a student
- Find solutions for a student who is showing early signs of struggle with reading
- Create a plan to assist students who are having personal concerns that are affecting their reading development
- Use diversity in your lesson plans to help students learn to read and comprehend
- Incorporate different student backgrounds into the curriculum to promote literacy
- Determine the best methods to help your students who are having trouble with reading
1. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?
Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.
2. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency
Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.
3. Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty
This lesson introduces the signs and symptoms often displayed by early elementary age students who are having difficulty with reading. Specific signs at each grade level are identified and discussed.
4. How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development
Students need to learn reading and language skills, but this is easier said than done. We are going to look at several issues that can impact student learning, including home life, physical/developmental situations, and emotional difficulties.
5. How Diversity Impacts Reading Instruction
This lesson provides an overview of ways in which physical, cultural, and developmental diversity can impact reading instruction, which can present both challenges and opportunities in supporting student growth.
6. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development
All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.
7. Methods for Helping Struggling Readers
Reading can be a difficult subject for students, and at times their frustrations can get lost in a large classroom. This lesson will discuss helpful methods to provide support for struggling readers. These methods can be used at home, for private tutoring or in a classroom setting.
8. Signs of Reading Fluency Problems
As teachers, we concern ourselves with students' reading skills, including decoding, fluency, and comprehension. This lesson focuses on fluency and offers some ideas for identifying signs of fluency struggles.
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