Ch 9: Instructional Strategies for Literacy

About This Chapter

This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of instructional strategies for literacy. Lessons explore a variety of concepts, including scaffolding reading instruction, language arts teaching strategies and time management in literacy instruction.

Instructional Strategies for Literacy - Chapter Summary

Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of instructional strategies for literacy. Subject matter experts help you better understand reading strategies using visualization, close reading strategies and techniques and higher level questions for reading. The lessons also explore ways to answer multiple-choice questions about literature and the use of grouping for literacy instruction.

Get reacquainted with additional instructional strategies for literacy, including time management in literacy instruction and ways to target literacy skills. Once you've reviewed the entire chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Share reading strategies that use visualization
  • Explain close reading vs. big picture reading strategies
  • Discuss strategies for scaffolding reading instruction and advance organizers in the classroom
  • List higher-level questions for reading and explain how to answer multiple-choice questions about literature
  • Identify language arts teaching strategies and discuss how to use grouping for literacy instruction
  • Explain how to plan and make considerations for time management in literacy instruction
  • Create themes, units and lessons that target literacy skills

All of the lessons in this chapter are short, averaging about 10 minutes apiece. You can watch the videos on your laptop at home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam are available to gauge your comprehension of concepts covered in the lessons. You can also access a timeline that allows you to skip to key topics within any lesson in the chapter, streamlining your learning process.

12 Lessons in Chapter 9: Instructional Strategies for Literacy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Reading Strategies Using Visualization

1. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

2. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques

3. Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques

In this lesson you will learn what it is to read closely. You will explore strategies and techniques for close reading a text, including highlighting anything that is surprising to you and asking and answering questions about the text.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

4. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

5. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

Higher Level Questions for Reading

6. Higher Level Questions for Reading

This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

7. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.

Language Arts Teaching Strategies

8. Language Arts Teaching Strategies

Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.

How to Use Grouping for Literacy Instruction

9. How to Use Grouping for Literacy Instruction

There are various ways to use instructional grouping for literacy instruction, such as heterogeneous grouping, dynamic grouping, cooperative learning, and peer tutoring. Learn how these grouping strategies give students opportunities to learn at their individual levels, as well as collaboratively.

Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples

10. Planning Literacy Instruction: Activities & Examples

What is literacy, and how should we teach it? In this lesson, we'll look at how to teach reading and writing, with specific examples and activities to help guide educators.

Time Management in Literacy Instruction

11. Time Management in Literacy Instruction

In this lesson, you'll explore time management in literacy instruction and learn techniques to follow a sequential order for teaching literacy skills. You'll also discover how to logically group students to create an effective literacy curriculum that works within a given time frame.

Creating Themes, Units & Lessons Targeting Literacy Skills

12. Creating Themes, Units & Lessons Targeting Literacy Skills

Literacy teachers are often unable to locate an existing curriculum for the skills they are teaching the students. In this lesson, learn how they thoughtfully develop their own themes, units, and lessons that target the desired literacy skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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