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GACE Middle Grades Reading: Diversity in Literacy Development - Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter can help reacquaint you with diversity in literacy development. Reviewing the lessons can ensure you're prepared to answer questions on the GACE Middle Grades Reading assessment related to the following:
- Describing bilingual education, immersion and multicultural education
- Explaining ways that social diversity can strengthen a literate society
- Detailing the influence of diversity on adolescent literacy
- Identifying strategies for teaching ELL students
- Discussing gender differences in the classroom
- Providing ways to improve gender equality in education
The instructors in the lessons offer an in-depth look at diversity in literacy development to ensure you fully comprehend concepts covered, while presenting the videos in an entertaining fashion that makes learning fun. Watch the videos as often as necessary to absorb the materials at a comfortable pace.
Objectives of the GACE Middle Grades Reading: Diversity in Literacy Development Chapter
The GACE Middle Grades Reading test is a content assessment required for educators in Georgia who want to add middle grades reading to their valid teaching certificate or Certificate of Eligibility. This GACE Middle Grades Reading: Diversity in Literacy Development chapter is designed to help you prepare for the assessment by covering topics found in the diversity and literate environment subarea, which constitutes approximately 30% of the total test.
The assessment is computer based and features 80 selected-response questions, which are very similar to multiple-choice, that ask you to review a question then select the correct response out of four predetermined answers. Prepare for these questions by taking the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter. The quizzes, along with the chapter exam, help you reinforce concepts covered in the lessons while offering access to questions formatted similarly to those on the exam. Full video transcripts are available to review the lessons in written form. If you have any questions about the chapter, instructors are available to assist.
1. 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.
2. How Social Diversity Strengthens a Literate Society
In this lesson, we will examine how diversity strengthens a literate society through the lens of communication theory and then identify how pluralism ultimately increases our capacity for change management.
3. Influence of Diversity on Adolescent Literacy
The classroom of today is one of diversity and multicultural awareness. Teachers have the power and the responsibility to provide learning opportunities leading to literacy for all learners.
4. 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.
5. Gender Differences in the Classroom: Physical, Cognitive & Behavioral
Growing up, did you ever observe gender differences among girls and boys in school? Do you still observe gender differences as an adult? There are established gender differences noted in a variety of contexts. This lesson will explore specific differences in physical and motor skills, cognitive abilities and more.
6. Improving Gender Equality in Education
A person's gender can influence the way they experience the educational system. Watch this lesson to find out more about improving gender equality in education, including the impact that Title IX had on gender equality.
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Other chapters within the GACE Middle Grades Reading (012): Practice & Study Guide course
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- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Materials
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Instruction Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Assessment & Evaluation
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Assessment Data & Standardized Testing
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Learning & Teaching Styles
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- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Teacher Development
- GACE Middle Grades Reading Flashcards