Ch 2: GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills

About This Chapter

Our video lessons offer you an effective way to review methods for teaching language and literacy skills. Brush up on key terms and teaching strategies to prepare for the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment test.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to gain further insight into strategies for teaching language and literacy skills to young children. The lessons cover topics, such as:

  • Teaching strategies for language arts
  • Tips for promoting literacy in the classroom
  • Identifying strategies for teaching ELL students
  • Examining the integrated model of literacy
  • Understanding the role of print in emergent literacy
  • Exploring the five components of reading instruction
  • How to teach vocabulary words
  • Discussing reading comprehension

Our instructors, all experienced educators, break complex subjects into easier to learn chunks to simplify the learning process. Videos often have links to text lessons for additional information on key terms. Lesson transcripts provide another tool to help you review for the assessment test.

GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills Chapter Objectives

Candidates seeking certification to teach early childhood education are required by the state of Georgia to take the GACE Early Childhood Education assessment test. The test is offered in two parts. Questions about reading and language arts make up 50% of Test I. Use the lessons and quizzes in this chapter to prepare to answer these types of questions on the assessment test.

Each subtest of the GACE Early Childhood Education test consists of approximately 75 to 77 questions. Most questions are selected response, which includes multiple choice and point and click responses. Two questions are constructed response, requiring essay, problem-solving or oral answers. The test is computer based and each subtest session is two hours long.

10 Lessons in Chapter 2: GACE Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language & Literacy Skills
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Language Arts Teaching Strategies

1. Language Arts Teaching Strategies

Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

2. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

3. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

4. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

5. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

How to Teach Vocabulary Words

6. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

7. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

8. 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.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

9. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

10. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

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