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Literacy Teaching Fundamentals - Chapter Summary
Our early childhood education experts are ready to guide you through the foundations of an effective early literacy program. They discuss the value of positive modeling as well as specific concepts related to developing strong reading and writing skills. This chapter covers phonemic and phonological awareness, teaching phonics and scaffolding reading instruction. See how to promote literacy engagement by involving families and creating an enthusiastic image of a lifelong reader. Expanding on your understanding of reading instruction, our instructors also provide an overview of various cueing systems and orthographic processing. By the end of this series of lessons, you will be armed with valuable tools to use in planning and implementing your literacy curriculum.
When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:
- Plan and implement rich literacy lessons
- Model positive literacy behaviors and the joy of reading
- Connect with resources, such as family, in your literacy instruction
- Develop phonemic and phonological awareness in your students
- Demonstrate phonics instruction
- Explain orthographic processing and cueing systems
- Model scaffolding strategies for reading instruction
The lessons in this chapter are taught by professional instructors and are presented through text and video. A transcript of each video is provided for you to use as you study. You will also find the Timeline feature of the video player helpful for reviewing main ideas. After each lesson, be sure to use the self-assessment quiz to see how well you understand the topics presented in this chapter.
1. 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.
2. Modeling Positive Reading & Writing Behaviors for Students
We learn a lot of our behaviors early on from watching our parents complete daily tasks. The same goes for the reading and writing process. Read this lesson to learn about how to model positive reading and writing behaviors to help all students succeed.
3. Promoting & Modeling Joy of Reading to Students
This lesson offers ideas and strategies for educators who want to promote and model the joy of reading to students. Teachers who encourage a love of reading while also teaching actual reading skills will help their students be successful.
4. Using Family & Other Resources in Literacy Instruction
Teaching children to read and write is one of the most important tasks of a teacher. This lesson gives you some ideas about getting families, community members,and colleagues involved in helping all children develop their literacy.
5. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities
Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.
6. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom
In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.
7. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation
How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.
8. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic
What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.
9. 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.
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Other chapters within the AEPA Early Childhood Education (AZ036): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Factors Affecting Early Childhood Development
- Overview of Children's Exceptional Learning Needs
- Fostering Child Learning & Development
- Positive Learning Environments for Young Children
- Curriculum Planning & Classroom Strategies
- Early Childhood Language Development
- Supporting English Language Learners in Schools
- Developing Literacy in Children
- Literacy Teaching Strategies
- Teaching Foundational Writing Skills
- Foundations of Teaching Math
- Basic Elements of Mathematics
- Measurement & Geometry Skills
- Mathematics Instructional Strategies for Elementary Students
- Fundamental Scientific Concepts for the Classroom
- Teaching Foundational Science Concepts to Elementary Students
- Basic Social Studies Concepts for the Classroom
- Early Childhood Social Studies Instruction
- Learning Through the Arts
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