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FTCE Humanities: Instructional Techniques - Chapter Summary
This chapter takes you through various approaches and considerations to teaching in the humanities, focusing on the kind of material you'll be confronting on the FTCE Humanities exam. By the end of this chapter, you can expect to have strengthened your grasp of:
- Teaching visual literacy and reading comprehension
- Effective classroom strategies
- Encouraging students' learning and reading habits
- Hands-on, interactive, collaborative and expository instructional strategies
- The use of music as a classroom teaching tool
- Teaching students about music and theater
You'll gain confidence by taking the practice quizzes offered at the end of each lesson, which you can re-take as many times as you want. These quizzes will help prepare you for the sort of questions you'll find on the exam, and are also available to be printed as worksheets if you'd like to use them for offline study.
1. Teaching Visual Literacy
This lesson will cover the basics of visual literacy and why it is a necessary skill. Included are some recommended tools for teaching visual literacy in the classroom. A short quiz follows the lesson.
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.
3. 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.
4. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.
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.
6. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
7. Using Music in the Classroom
Music can unite people who are so different from each other. It can also be a wonderful educational tool for any age. This lesson gives you a few ideas for incorporating more music into your classroom practice.
8. How to Teach Music: Methods & Tips
Teaching the joys of music can be thrilling, but it also presents significant challenges. In this lesson, teachers will learn methods and tips on how to teach music.
9. How to Teach Theater: Methods & Tips
Teaching theater is mostly a matter of providing selected opportunities for students to explore their own responses and reactions. This lesson will help get you started on the right track.
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Other chapters within the FTCE Humanities K-12 (022): Test Practice & Study Guide course
- FTCE Humanities: Visual Art Genres & Vocabulary
- FTCE Humanities: Principles of Literature
- FTCE Humanities: Genres in Poetry
- FTCE Humanities: Genres in Prose
- FTCE Humanities: Vocabulary & Principles of the Performing Arts
- FTCE Humanities: Genres in the Performing Arts
- FTCE Humanities: Vocabulary & Principles of Music
- FTCE Humanities: Genres in Music
- FTCE Humanities: Ancient Egyptian Art & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: Ancient Greek Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: Ancient Roman Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: Medieval Art & Philosophy
- FTCE Humanities: Medieval Political & Economic Systems
- FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Art & Philosophy
- FTCE Humanities: Art & Philosophy of the Baroque Period
- FTCE Humanities: Renaissance Political & Economic Systems
- FTCE Humanities: Reformation Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: Restoration Period Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: 18th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: 19th Century Art, Philosophy & Politics
- FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Arts & Philosophy
- FTCE Humanities: 20th Century Political & Economic Systems
- FTCE Humanities: Religious Influences on Western Culture
- FTCE Humanities: World Influences on Western Culture
- FTCE Humanities: Themes, Symbols & Motifs in Artwork
- FTCE Humanities: Interrelated Art, Artists & Ideas
- FTCE Humanities: Recurring Artistic Themes, Symbols & Motifs
- FTCE Humanities: How Different Cultures Portray & Express Events
- FTCE Humanities: Philosophical & Religious Influences on Art
- FTCE Humanities: Artistic Expression of Gender Roles
- FTCE Humanities: Cultural Values & Artistic Styles
- FTCE Humanities: Evaluating the Arts
- FTCE Humanities: Teaching to Diverse Learners
- FTCE Humanities: Evaluating Student Learning
- FTCE Humanities: Resources for Teaching Humanities
- FTCE Humanities K-12 Flashcards