About This Chapter
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 teaching strategies such as scaffolding reading instruction and metacognitive strategies. Also, review methods for assessing reading materials and teaching kids to read. Once you have completed all these lessons, you will be prepared to:
- Relate how to select grade-appropriate texts
- Discuss how to teach children who have dialectal differences
- Identify effective classroom strategies to improve learning
- Explain the theory of prior knowledge
- Give examples of metacognitive strategies
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.
1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies
Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.
2. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
Choosing suitable reading materials for your students or children is important in amplifying their reading time. Learn more about the various strategies for accessing reading materials, why teachers should test for readability, and how to utilize your own judgement.
3. Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts
Choice of text for students to work with should consider how digestible the text will be for students according to their grade level. Identify the considerations for text complexity, content, and interest level on making grade-appropriate text selection.
4. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies
In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.
5. Strategies for Reading Comprehension
There are specific strategies that help improve reading comprehension. Practice strategies for reading comprehension such as using questions and connections, making inferences, determining importance, and visualizing.
6. Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory
Prior knowledge is a key ingredient to processing new information with the knowledge that we already possess. Explore the ways that prior knowledge contributes to learning, constructivism theory, and how to use prior knowledge.
7. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.
8. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
Metacognitive strategies are ways in which to teach people how to think about their thinking, which can be empowering and lead to problem-solving mindsets. Explore the definition and examples of metacognitive strategies, and discover how they can make struggling students into expert learners using lesson planning with metacognition in mind.
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.
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Other chapters within the GACE English (520): Practice & Study Guide course
- About the GACE Test
- GACE English: Literary Genres
- Periods of American Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Forms of Poetry
- GACE English: Reading Strategies
- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- Overview of Literary Devices
- Literary Themes & Main Ideas
- Technical Writing & Informational Texts
- Literary Theories & Research
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Basic Semantics
- Methods for Writing Instruction
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- Rhetorical Strategies & Methods of Argument
- GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Organizing The Speech
- Speech Delivery
- Strategies for Classroom Discussion
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Using Technology to Teach Reading & Writing
- GACE English Flashcards