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Ch 3: GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Instruction Strategies

About This Chapter

By studying this chapter's literacy instruction strategies, you might provide more accurate answers when you sit for the GACE Middle Grades Reading examination. Prepare for this test by reviewing the topics in this chapter and by taking the lesson quizzes.

GACE Middle Grades Reading - Literacy Instruction Strategies - Chapter Summary

Through its tutorial video lessons, this chapter will help you to refresh your knowledge on teaching reading and vocabulary to English-speaking students and ESL learners before taking the GACE Middle Grades Reading examination. You can also explore the use of expository instruction and how to implement teaching strategies that include direct instruction, self-directed learning and cooperative learning. Use this chapter's lessons for assistance with questions on:

  • Building and implementing teaching strategies for writing, vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Helping students through engagement activities
  • Understanding expository approaches to instruction
  • Modifying instructional approaches for ESL students

Review this chapter's strategies in advance of taking the GACE Middle Grades Reading examination. The lesson instructors can answer your questions about this chapter's material when you ask interactively. Using your mobile device, you can study whenever possible throughout the day while maintaining your current schedule. Navigate the lessons with the video tags, and take the short quizzes to see how well you've retained the information.

GACE Middle Grades Reading - Literacy Instruction Strategies Objectives

Apply what you've learned during this chapter on the GACE Middle Grades Reading teacher certification assessment. The computer-administered test is comprised of 80 selected-response questions. If you successfully answer the questions, you could qualify for a middle grades reading endorsement in Georgia. There are three sub-areas on the examination: Curriculum and Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation and Diversity and Literate Environment. Each sub-area amounts to 35%, 35% and 30% of the test, respectively. You'll have a time limit of 2.5 hours for completion. This includes time for watching tutorials and viewing directional screens.

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Instruction Strategies
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

1. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

2. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students

3. How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students

This lesson will provide strategies and ideas for teaching vocabulary to English as a Second Language (ESL) students. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

4. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

5. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

6. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.

Teaching Strategies for Reading & Writing Fluency

7. Teaching Strategies for Reading & Writing Fluency

This lesson discusses teaching strategies to improve students' reading and writing fluency, including retelling, content clues, step-by-step learning, comparing good and bad writing, and peer editing.

How to Teach Writing

8. How to Teach Writing

This lesson will focus on ways to teach students the writing process and will provide engaging ways to teach steps of the writing process and organize ideas while writing.

Student Engagement Activities

9. Student Engagement Activities

Grabbing student's attention and keeping it throughout a lesson is our goal! Here are three innovative and fun ways to engage students in the lesson topic of your choice.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

10. Expository Approaches to Instruction

Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.

Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners

11. Adapting Instruction for English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) face a variety of language challenges both inside and outside of the classroom. This lesson examines how teachers can adapt their instructional approaches to specifically meet the need of ELLs.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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