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Ch 7: OAE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Let our lessons and quizzes help you recall strategies for teaching reading to young children. This review may help you answer questions on these topics when you take the OAE Early Childhood Education exam.

OAE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

Watch this chapter's lessons as part of your review of reading instruction theory and techniques in preparation for the OAE Early Childhood Education exam. Our discussions of how children learn to read, methods of teaching reading comprehension. and drawing conclusions may help you with the following types of exam questions:

  • Steps in learning to read
  • Classroom strategies for teaching reading
  • Spelling, cues for word meaning, sight words
  • Children's books and reading development
  • Teaching reading comprehension
  • Scaffolding reading instruction

These lessons go over reading pedagogy techniques you learned in your education classes. They may supplement your knowledge with some additional tips and theories. Move through our lessons and quizzes at your own pace, studying anywhere you've got Internet access.

Objectives of the OAE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction Chapter

All Ohio teachers who want to become certified in pre-kindergarten through grade three must pass the OAE Early Childhood Education exam. This is a multiple-choice, computer-based knowledge test. The topics covered in this chapter relate to the exam's section on Language and Literacy Development, which makes up 29% of the test's total score.

You can practice answering questions similar to those on the test by using the quizzes included in each lesson. Our quizzes offer the opportunity to check on your mastery of the material and return to the topics you need to study further.

16 Lessons in Chapter 7: OAE Early Childhood Education: Reading Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Steps in Learning to Read

1. Steps in Learning to Read

Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

2. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

3. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

4. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

5. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

6. 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.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

7. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

8. 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.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

9. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

10. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

11. 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.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

12. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

13. 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.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

14. 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

15. 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.

Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

16. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.

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