Ch 6: NES Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies

About This Chapter

Our interesting and concise video lessons and quizzes included in this chapter can make your preparation for the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam fun! They will help you recall the information about reading comprehension techniques needed to answer comparable questions on exam day!

NES Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary

You may have forgotten the ways in which reading bell ringers can be helpful in reading instruction, but the video lessons in this chapter will help you remember. You will take short quizzes that will test your understanding of the use of images in reading instruction and other techniques to help students learn to read. Combined, these lessons and quizzes will help you ensure that you have the knowledge of the following areas:

  • Techniques for teaching reading and reading comprehension
  • Ways of using the four-square reading method
  • Types of critical thinking and probing questions
  • Upsides and downsides of utilizing technology in the class
  • Reading techniques that involve the use of images
  • Definition, examples, and upside of advance organizers in class
  • Usefulness of reading bell ringers
  • Action of closely analyzing a section of writing and the work as a whole

When you are viewing the video lessons, you can use the timeline to go straight to the desired parts of the videos. If you answer any of the questions incorrectly, you can watch the portions of the videos that contain the answers. Video transcripts are also available if you would like to read over the chapter. Be sure to focus on the words in bold print as they are key vocabulary terms that will prove useful to know. We have experts and instructors who are ready to help you if you have questions.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies Objectives

This chapter links to the Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas subject area of the NES Middle Grades English Language Arts exam which counts for 21% of the full test. The exam is taken by those who wish to obtain a certification to teach English. The 150 question multiple-choice exam will be completed on the computer and may also be based on reading development, vocabulary techniques for reading, and use of context clues to understand the meaning of a text. You will have three hours to finish the exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 6: NES Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. 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.

Using the Four-Square Strategy to Identify & Define Key Vocabulary

2. Using the Four-Square Strategy to Identify & Define Key Vocabulary

In this lesson, we'll explore how to use the Four-Square Strategy to learn and remember important vocabulary words. We'll also practice with a couple sample words.

Higher Level Questions for Reading

3. Higher Level Questions for Reading

This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Probing Questions: Types & Examples

4. Probing Questions: Types & Examples

Want someone to open up? In this lesson, we will learn about probing questions and how they are used to elicit answers that are based on critical thinking and/or personal feelings.

Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

5. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. 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.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

7. 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.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

8. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

Reading Bell Ringers

9. Reading Bell Ringers

Reading Bell Ringers can help teachers manage times of transition within a classroom by providing students a structured and engaging activity. In this lesson, you will learn multiple examples of Reading Bell Ringers that you can use in your classroom.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

10. 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.'

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