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Fundamentals for Reading Comprehension Instruction - Chapter Summary
Improve your understanding of the fundamentals of reading comprehension instruction without setting foot in a traditional classroom. These online lessons can help you grasp the basics of scaffolding reading instruction, reading comprehension and more. Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Define reading comprehension
- Detail ways to teach reading comprehension
- List and discuss strategies for scaffolding reading instruction
- Share strategies for assessing reading materials
- Explain how a student's background can impact reading comprehension
Get started by choosing any lesson that covers a topic you want to better understand. Review that lesson to strengthen your knowledge, and take its quiz to gauge your comprehension. When ready, scroll along the right-hand sidebar to choose other lessons in any sequence you decide. Before the day of your test, be sure to take the practice exam to ensure you grasp all concepts covered in this chapter.
1. What is Reading Comprehension?
When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.
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. 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.
4. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.
5. How a Student's Background Affects Reading Comprehension
Cultural and linguistic backgrounds can have a tremendous effect on a student's level of comprehension in a particular text, which may affect recall and interpretations.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Teaching Reading Test (5204): Practice & Study Guide course
- Language Development & Skills
- Printed Forms of Information
- Understanding Phonological Development & Awareness
- Overview of Phonics
- Reading Comprehension Techniques
- Teaching & Improving Language Fluency
- Teaching & Building Vocabulary
- Methods for Teaching Reading
- Student Assessment Methods
- Praxis Teaching Reading Flashcards