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Materials for Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
Use our lessons to look at the ways to choose various types of books for literacy instruction. You'll also see how to analyze media, technology and online resources for teaching literacy. In another lesson, our instructors explain how a teacher can adapt many types of materials to fit their students' readiness. When you complete these lessons, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate how to evaluate textbooks, chapter books and picture books for literacy instruction
- Appraise teacher-made materials for teaching reading
- Show how to evaluate technology and online resource to teach reading
- Evaluate primary sources for literacy instruction
- Name the steps in evaluating media sources for literacy instruction
- Alter various materials to meet specific student needs
These lessons convey their meaning through liberal use of real-world examples. You can check the videos at your leisure, taking as long as you like to work through the lessons and quizzes. If you have questions afterwards, you can contact the instructor for more help.
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.
2. 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.
3. Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction
What happens when a teacher can't find the materials they need in a store? This lesson examines teacher-made materials, including common types, advantages, and how to create the most effective teacher-created materials for the classroom.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
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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
- Making Connections While Reading
- 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