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Ch 1: GACE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction

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This chapter will prepare you for the Reading Instruction section of the GACE Early Childhood Education exam using short video lessons and quizzes that teach you the standards for providing reading instruction in the state of Georgia.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

The concise, yet informative lessons in this chapter will describe the standard methods for teaching reading to elementary school students in the state of Georgia that are tested in the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. The videos provide an overview of the following exam topics:

  • encouraging students to read
  • planning reading lessons
  • extrapolating information based on a reading selection
  • examining the plot of a reading selection
  • teaching strategies for reading comprehension
  • organizing your classroom library

Instructors will guide you through each topic and offer strategies that you can adapt to aid you on test day. Learning the material through the videos and establishing comprehension through the lesson quizzes will ease your test preparation process.

Objectives of the GACE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction Chapter

The GACE Early Childhood Education exam is designed to assess your ability to teach elementary school students and ensures that the Georgia public school system is equipped with educators who meet certification standards. It consists of two subtests. The topics explained in this Reading Instruction chapter are integral in performing well on the exam because the Reading section comprises 50% of the exam's Test I. The short, self-administered quizzes can be used to check your comprehension of key concepts and also will familiarize you with the selected-response questions you will come across on the GACE Early Childhood Education exam. Test I also has two constructed response questions that the video lessons in this chapter can help you prepare for.

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: GACE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction
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How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

1. 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.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

2. 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.

How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

3. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

4. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

5. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

6. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

7. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

8. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

9. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

10. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

11. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

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