Ch 11: Literacy Teaching Strategies

About This Chapter

Use this robust collection of resources to deepen your knowledge about literacy instruction. Videos and text lessons include valuable information about sight words, vocabulary and context clues, and reading comprehension techniques.

Literacy Teaching Strategies - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors detail how teachers can implement effective strategies to improve student vocabulary knowledge, from high frequency words to the use of context clues in determining meaning. As you move through the chapter, the focus will shift from vocabulary to in-depth reading comprehension techniques.

You'll learn about teaching reading comprehension, with several lessons focused on the specifics of instruction, practice, and mastery. Our instructors will explain how to teach students to establish fluency, analyze text, and apply specific strategies to improve comprehension. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Familiarize students with high frequency words and assess sight word automaticity
  • Help students apply strategies to improve vocabulary understanding and usage
  • Promote reading fluency through the use of engaging activities
  • Monitor student comprehension in order to make meaningful instructional decisions
  • Teach the intricacies of reading comprehension using literal, evaluative, and other techniques
  • Detail various prediction, visualization, and questioning strategies to improve understanding

We utilize engaging text and video lessons to explain the basics and elaborate on each essential concept. Lesson transcripts provide you with a text version of each video lesson, as well. Short quizzes allow you to make sure you've retained necessary information. Professional instructors guide you through each step, providing detailed examples and application ideas along the way. To review an important point, you can use handy video tags in the Timeline for easy access to the information you need. It's simple to track your chapter or course progress right from your Dashboard.

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: Literacy Teaching Strategies
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Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

1. Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

Watch this video lesson to learn what you as an educator can do to help students learn to read with confidence. Learn why learning the high frequency words is beneficial, if not crucial, to becoming a competent reader.

Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

2. Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

One of the most important ways to help emergent readers gain in competence and fluency is by promoting their awareness of sight words. In this lesson, learn how to assess students' knowledge of sight words and how to promote development of automaticity.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

3. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

4. Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

Learning to read can be a fun and exciting experience for young students. Providing activities that promote reading fluency helps to improve a child's skill.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

5. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

6. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

7. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

8. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension

9. Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Students who know how to ask good questions can quickly grow their own comprehension abilities. In this lesson, you'll learn some techniques for teaching students how to ask questions that boost their own comprehension.

Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

10. Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

There's much more to reading than simply sounding out words. Novice readers must also learn how to self-monitor for comprehension. Today's lesson takes a look at how the use of pausing, self-questioning, and self-diagnosis can help them in this process.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

11. 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.

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