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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Other chapters within the GACE English (520): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE English: Reading Strategies
- GACE English: Reading for Information
- GACE English: Elements & Language of Literature
- GACE English: Grammar & Language Use
- GACE English: Vocabulary & Language Development
- GACE English: Meaning of Words
- GACE English: Literature Types, Terms & Theory
- GACE English: Context in Literary Works
- GACE English: Literary Genres
- GACE English: Medieval & Middle English Literature
- GACE English: Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: 17th & 18th Century English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Prose in English Literature
- GACE English: Romantic Poetry in English Literature
- GACE English: Victorian Literature
- GACE English: Ancient & Modern World Literature
- GACE English: Native & Colonial American Literature
- GACE English: Romantic American Literature
- GACE English: Dark Romanticism
- GACE English: American Transcendentalism
- GACE English: Realism in American Literature
- GACE English: Modernism in American Literature
- GACE English: Harlem Renaissance Literature
- GACE English: Contemporary American Literature
- GACE English: Young Adult Literature
- GACE English: Writing Forms & Structure
- GACE English: Writing & Editing Skills
- GACE English: Researching & Citing Sources
- GACE English: Communication & Speech
- GACE English: Digital Support & Communication
- GACE English: Analysis & Evaluation Strategies
- GACE English Flashcards