Ch 1: Instructional Strategies Overview

About This Chapter

Use this instructional strategies overview to improve your ability to excel on an upcoming test. Review short lessons to boost your knowledge of this subject, and take short quizzes to check your understanding and ability to excel on the day of the test.

Instructional Strategies Overview - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you understand instructional strategies teachers can use to promote student achievement by taking advantage of the study tools in this chapter. Entertaining lessons make it fun to study concepts that include differentiated instruction, Response to Intervention (RTI) and small-group instruction. Completing this chapter will enable you to:

  • Differentiate between whole-class and small-group instruction
  • Describe how to choose developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Define instructional materials and discuss their use in the classroom
  • Explain why motivation is important in an educational environment
  • Provide definitions of hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative instructional strategies
  • Share the advantages of using advance organizers in the classroom
  • List and describe evidence-based intervention strategies in education

To get started, choose your first lesson and review its contents. When ready, feel free to take the lesson's accompanying multiple-choice quiz or scroll along the right-hand sidebar to select other lessons in any sequence. Any questions that arise during your review of the lessons can be submitted to our experts. Before the day of your test, be sure to check your understanding of the instructional strategies covered in this chapter by taking the comprehensive practice exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: Instructional Strategies Overview
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Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

1. Techniques for Collaboration & Small Group Instruction

Meeting with small groups is one way to make sure all students learn. This lesson defines collaboration and small group instruction and shows how to use these techniques in the classroom.

How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

2. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

Choosing material that is both age and skill-level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This lesson explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.

Instructional Materials: Definition, Examples & Evaluation

3. Instructional Materials: Definition, Examples & Evaluation

Teachers use a wide variety of tools to foster learning, but what exactly should be used? This lesson outlines some of those instructional materials and their use in the classroom.

The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

4. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment

In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

5. 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.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

6. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

7. 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.

Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies in Education

8. Evidence-Based Intervention Strategies in Education

Using evidence-based practices is important in all aspects of education, including when developing interventions. This lesson explains the importance of using evidence-based interventions and shows how to use them for the intervention process.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

9. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

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