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Learning Styles & Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
This chapter provides an in-depth examination of learning styles and reading instruction. Review the lessons anytime via any computer or mobile device to learn about differences in learning styles and ways to adapt instruction to accommodate those differences. If you develop questions during your review of this chapter, feel free to send them to our experts. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can assess your comprehension of the lessons. When finished, you will be able to:
- List the steps involved in learning to read
- Explain the planning and execution strategies involved in teaching students to read
- Describe characteristics of various learning styles
- Discuss how teachers apply awareness of learning styles to teaching
- Detail the process teachers use to adapt reading instruction to different learning styles
1. Steps in Learning to Read
Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
2. 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.
3. Characteristics of Learning Styles
Some of us learn by seeing, others learn by doing, and some even learn by listening. This lesson provides an overview of learning styles, including characteristics of each type of learner.
4. Applying Awareness of Learning Styles to Teaching
It is important to know about learning styles, but awareness is not the whole story. In this lesson, you will learn about how you can apply what you know about learning styles to improve your teaching.
5. Adapting Reading Instruction to Different Learning Styles
What is a solitary learner? What about an aural learner? How do these styles come into play, and specifically, how do they factor into reading instruction? If you have these questions, or are just curious about how to play to your students' strengths, read on.
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Other chapters within the Education 212: Approaches to Teaching Reading course
- Basic Tenets of Teaching Reading
- Teaching Phonics, Word Analysis & Fluency
- Methods of Teaching Reading
- Teaching Vocabulary to New Readers
- Enhancing Student Reading Comprehension
- Materials & Resources for Teaching Reading
- Encouraging Students to Enjoy Reading
- Factors Impacting Reading Skills & Fluency
- Collaborative Approaches & Classroom Techniques for Reading Instruction
- Assessing Reading Skills & Comprehension