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MEGA English: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary
Having strategies for effectively teaching students how to comprehend what they are reading is essential for English teachers, so reviewing the information in this chapter will be very helpful in preparing for the MEGA English exam. In these lessons, you'll explore:
- Teaching language arts and reading
- Scaffolding instruction
- Using visualization
- Close vs. big picture reading
- Listening and comprehension
- Utilizing vocabulary words
The lessons in this chapter have been designed to provide you with several methods for learning. Watch short videos for a visual representation of the material. Use the video's transcript as a text-based resource. Take self-assessment quizzes along the way to test your knowledge and practice for the exam.
1. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies
In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.
2. 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.
3. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
4. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension
Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.
5. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies
Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.
6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is 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.
7. Language Arts Teaching Strategies
Benjamin Franklin stated: Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson will highlight strategies that will put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
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Other chapters within the MEGA English: Practice & Study Guide course
- MEGA English: Reading Comprehension Components
- MEGA English: Literary Periods
- MEGA English: Literature Comprehension
- MEGA English: Persuasive Text Comprehension
- MEGA English: Analyzing U.S. Historical Documents
- MEGA English: Techniques for Writing Arguments
- MEGA English: Techniques for Writing Informative Texts
- MEGA English: Strategies for Narrative Writing
- MEGA English: Methods of Research for Understanding
- MEGA English: Engaging in Collaborative Discussions
- MEGA English: Presenting Knowledge & Ideas
- MEGA English: English Language in Context
- MEGA English: English Language Conventions