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GACE Middle Grades Reading: Learning & Teaching Styles - Chapter Summary
The lessons and quizzes in this chapter will help you review instructional strategies and student learning styles. These study resources are designed to help you correctly answer questions on the GACE Middle Grades Reading exam, which is required to earn certification as a middle school reading teacher in the state of Georgia. By the end of the chapter, you will have covered the following topics:
- The theory of multiple intelligences
- Differentiated instruction
- Facilitating personal growth with reading and writing
- Strategies for instruction and student engagement
- Setting up a library in the classroom
- Direct and discovery instruction
- Culturally responsive teaching
- Scaffolding instruction for students learning English
Each lesson is less than ten minutes long, making studying quick and easy. Use the videos and lesson transcripts to help you review, then test your knowledge with the lesson quizzes or chapter exam.
GACE Middle Grades Reading: Learning & Teaching Styles Objectives
This chapter will help you prepare for questions in the curriculum and instruction and the diversity and literate environment subsections of the GACE exam. The test questions will measure your understanding of how to tailor instructional approaches to meet students reading and writing learning needs, how to meet the needs of a diverse classroom and how to create a classroom environment that promotes literacy and helps students grow academically.
About 35% of the questions are in the curriculum and instruction subarea of the exam and 30% are part of the diversity and the literate environment subarea. All of the questions on the test are selected response, and some may ask you to respond to an audio recording.
1. What is Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences?
Which types of intelligence do you identify with? As you watch this video on Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, you'll learn that intelligence can be a diverse concept not limited to one area.
2. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities
This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.
3. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Strategies & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the importance of differentiation and what differentiation is. We will also uncover main types of differentiation and some examples of differentiation in the classroom.
4. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth
In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.
5. What Does Student Engagement Look Like?
Student engagement is an integral part of learning at any grade level and is something you should strive for with every lesson. This lesson will help you identify what student engagement looks like so you can be sure you're achieving your goal.
6. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
7. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas
All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.
8. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences
Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.
9. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies
A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.
10. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom is on the rise, and teachers must have strategies for teaching these students. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to help them become successful in the classroom.
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Other chapters within the GACE Middle Grades Reading (012): Practice & Study Guide course
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy & Writing Development
- 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: Diversity in Literacy Development
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Teaching Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Teacher Development
- GACE Middle Grades Reading Flashcards