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Ch 14: Literacy Instruction in the Classroom

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Literacy Instruction in the Classroom - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you fully comprehend the basics of literacy instruction in the classroom by exploring this chapter's engaging lessons. Our instructors make it easy to grasp ways educators choose culturally diverse texts for the classroom, develop effective literacy intervention programs and implement learning centers for literacy instruction. Our lessons also ensure that you understand how educators do the following:

  • Evaluate and select textbooks, picture books and chapter books for literacy instruction
  • Review primary sources and choose media sources for literacy instruction
  • Assess online resources and technology for literacy instruction
  • Organize classroom spaces that motivate students to succeed in reading and writing
  • Set up effective classroom libraries
  • Use grouping for literacy instruction
  • Implement writing and reading workshops
  • Run effective literature circles in elementary school settings

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13 Lessons in Chapter 14: Literacy Instruction in the Classroom
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Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

1. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.

Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

2. Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

In this lesson, we will learn about using children's literature in the classroom to make instruction more relatable to diverse student populations, as well as to broaden the perspectives of all students.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

3. Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

The process of choosing textbooks for a classroom can be an intimidating one. Let's take the stress out of selecting textbooks! We'll examine the types of literacy textbooks and criteria for selecting the best textbook for literacy instruction.

Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

4. Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

Handling primary sources is an important skill for students to develop. But how can teachers choose which primary sources to use? Watch this video to learn more about primary sources, including their benefits and how to evaluate them.

Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

5. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.

Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

6. Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

As many teachers know, using technology in the classroom is full of benefits and challenges. In this lesson, we'll examine using technology and online resources in the literacy classroom, including how to evaluate technology for classroom use.

Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

7. Developing Effective Literacy Intervention Programs

This lesson encourages schools and teachers to think outside of the box in terms of developing literacy intervention programs that are motivational as well as effective.

Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing

8. Organizing Classroom Space for Reading & Writing

It is very important for teachers to put thought into the physical organization of their classrooms. Learn about specific literacy areas and how to create an environment where readers and writers are motivated, comfortable, and successful.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

9. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

How to Use Grouping for Literacy Instruction

10. 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.

Implementing Learning Centers for Literacy Instruction

11. Implementing Learning Centers for Literacy Instruction

Learning centers are an important and necessary part of literacy instruction. Implementing these centers takes time and organization, and students benefit tremendously from the small group activities that take place in them.

How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

12. How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

The workshop model of literacy instruction is popular because it has been shown to improve student reading and writing. During this lesson, we'll examine what the workshop model is, including its basic components, and how best to implement it.

Literature Circles in Elementary School

13. Literature Circles in Elementary School

Adults enjoy book clubs because they have the opportunity to have thoughtful discussions about works of literature with like-minded readers. This joy for reading began in elementary school. In this lesson, we will explore literature circles in an elementary school setting and discuss how to run one effectively in your classroom.

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