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Ch 31: GACE English: Instructional Strategies

About This Chapter

This chapter's online tutorial lessons aim to help you develop and master the instructional strategies you'll implement in your classroom. Watch the lessons and complete the quizzes before you take the GACE English certification examination.

GACE English: Instructional Strategies - Chapter Summary

Designed to help you prep for the GACE English test and build critical-thinking and analysis skills, this chapter includes various learning activities and vocabulary lessons. Review methods for connecting the elements of writings by different authors in order to find their common ground. The chapter's animated video lessons also examine approaches to multicultural education. For example, they outline strategies for teaching English Language Learners (ELL). Watch the videos for assistance with:

  • Understanding how to engage students in authentic learning activities
  • Discussing the use of reading interest inventory
  • Discovering how to effectively connect texts
  • Describing why text-to-text connections are necessary
  • Learning how to construct the meaning of words
  • Highlighting the use of pictures and scaffold instruction when teaching ELL students to read
  • Taking the immersion approach to bilingual education
  • Teaching children who have dialectal differences

Review these topics as you get set for the GACE English examination. The video lessons are short and self-paced. For your convenience, use the video tags for navigational purposes or check out the written transcripts. Submit your questions on instructional strategies for expert help, and take the lesson quizzes and the chapter examination to test your retention.

GACE English - Instructional Strategies Objectives

When you take the computer-administered GACE English examination, you can elect to take Test I and Test II separately or during the same session. Test I contains three sub-areas: Reading for Literature, Writing and Analysis. Test II includes four sub-areas: Reading for Information, Speaking and Listening, Language and Analysis. You'll have 2.5 hours to complete each of the tests, and five hours to answer the questions of both tests if you take them in one sitting. There are 65 selected-response questions and two constructed-response questions. Instructional strategies may be covered within multiple sub-areas of the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 31: GACE English: Instructional Strategies
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Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept

1. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept

In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.

How to Use a Reading Interest Inventory

2. How to Use a Reading Interest Inventory

Teaching reading skills isn't enough if students aren't excited about reading. In this lesson, we'll look at one technique teachers can use to evaluate and increase reading interests and discover how to implement it. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Connecting Texts, Students & the World Around Them

3. Connecting Texts, Students & the World Around Them

Good readers automatically connect what they are reading with their own life, the world around them, and other texts. In this lesson, we'll examine the three main types of connections, and how teachers can help students learn them.

Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

4. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.

Influences on Constructing Meaning

5. Influences on Constructing Meaning

Learning to read requires much more than phonemic awareness. Students must also be able to construct meaning. This lesson takes a look at this process by examining the influences of prior knowledge, sociocultural differences, and linguistic understanding.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

6. 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.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

7. Teaching ELL Students to Read

There has been an increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

8. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English

9. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English

In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.

Second Language Acquisition in Children

10. Second Language Acquisition in Children

This lesson explains the stages passed through on the road toward second language acquisition. It specifically focuses on children who are considered sequential second language learners.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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