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Making Connections While Reading - Chapter Summary
Let our instructors re-familiarize you with the knowledge and techniques necessary to teach students to make connections while reading. The videos provide an effective way to review or learn new strategies to teach children to connect what they read to themselves, other books or the world around them. In this chapter, lessons cover the following topics:
- Examples of authentic learning activities
- Using a reading interest inventory
- Discussing examples of connecting text to students, other written work or the world
- Examining how influences, such as social or cultural experiences, help to construct meaning
These brief video lessons appeal to both visual and auditory learners. You will hear experienced instructors discuss the concepts you want to learn and view fun visuals to add to and enhance what the instructors say. Read transcripts of each lesson as an additional study aid. Take lesson quizzes to test your mastery of the skills taught by the instructors in each video.
1. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
2. How to Use a Reading Interest Inventory
Teaching reading skills isn't enough if students aren't excited about reading. In this lesson, we'll look at one technique teachers can use to evaluate and increase reading interests and discover how to implement it. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
3. Connecting Texts, Students & the World Around Them
Good readers automatically connect what they are reading with their own life, the world around them, and other texts. In this lesson, we'll examine the three main types of connections, and how teachers can help students learn them.
4. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works
In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.
5. Influences on Constructing Meaning
Learning to read requires much more than phonemic awareness. Students must also be able to construct meaning. This lesson takes a look at this process by examining the influences of prior knowledge, sociocultural differences, and linguistic understanding.
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Other chapters within the GACE Reading (617): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Learning Theories
- Child Language Development
- Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
- Reading Strategies & Instruction
- Word-Learning Strategies
- Teaching Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- The Reading & Writing Connection
- Content Analysis Through Reading
- Materials for Reading Instruction
- Classroom Environment for Literacy Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Teacher & Parent Involvement in Student Learning
- Student Assessments & Evaluations
- Teaching with Technology
- Using Data & Monitoring in Reading Instruction
- GACE Reading Flashcards