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GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Materials - Chapter Summary
Prepare for your GACE Middle Grades Reading exam with video lessons covering some of the tools and techniques used to develop middle school students' literacy skills. We'll help you review the following:
- Assessment of reading materials
- Strategies for teaching media and digital literacy
- Methods for making text-to-text connections
Each of these illustrated videos lasts less than ten minutes. Don't have time to watch an entire lesson? Scan the transcripts to review important literacy terms or take the multiple-choice quizzes to identify topics you'll want to revisit later. A personal dashboard makes it easy to track your progress and pick up your studies where you left off.
GACE Middle Grades Reading: Literacy Materials Chapter Objectives
The GACE Middle Grades Reading exam assesses the content area knowledge and teaching expertise of applicants for a Georgia teaching license in this subject area.
Lessons in our Literacy Materials chapter can get you ready for questions found in the exam's curriculum and instruction content domain, which includes around 35% of the exam's 80 multiple-choice questions. To successfully answer them, you'll need an ability to select print and digital materials that meet the learning needs of your students. You should also be able to help students develop the critical-thinking skills required to make connections between texts.
1. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials
One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.
2. Teaching Media Literacy in the Classroom
Media literacy is an essential skill in the Common Core State Standards as well as in non-Common Core state skills requirements. In this lesson, we'll explore several examples and techniques for effectively teaching media literacy in your classroom.
3. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill for your students to learn. This lesson will provide strategies and tips for teaching digital literacy in your classroom.
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.
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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 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: Learning & Teaching Styles
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Teaching Strategies
- GACE Middle Grades Reading: Teacher Development
- GACE Middle Grades Reading Flashcards