Ch 6: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies

About This Chapter

Let us help you review metacognitive strategies, higher level questions for reading, and technology in the classroom as you tackle reading comprehension strategies. You can watch video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to brush up on this topic in preparation for the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary

As you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments Middle Grades ELA test, it's important to get an idea of what you are likely to find on the exam. The video lessons in the chapter are designed to help you prepare for the section on reading comprehension strategies so you are ready for the following:

  • Teaching reading comprehension
  • Reading bell ringers
  • Comparing close and big picture reading strategies
  • Using the four-square strategy to identify and define key vocabulary
  • Examining probing questions and metacognitive strategies
  • Analyzing advantages and disadvantages of technology in the classroom
  • Strategies for scaffolding reading instruction

Our video lessons examine reading comprehension strategies in a high-quality format and offer accompanying transcripts to create an engaging and comprehensive learning environment. The online approach allows you to learn at your own pace and ensures that you fully understand the materials as you prepare for the exam.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies Chapter Objectives

You can watch the fun and informative video lessons in this OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies chapter to examine reading comprehension strategies you are likely to be asked about on the test. The topics in this chapter can be found in the Reading Process and Comprehension, and Reading Across the Curriculum sections of the test, which constitute about 21% of the total exam. As you get ready to the take the test, keep in mind that it is designed to assess your knowledge of English language arts and determine if you're qualified to secure your teaching license in Ohio. By thoroughly exploring the video lessons and taking self-assessment quizzes, you can ensure you're ready to answer questions competently come exam day.

The test is composed of all multiple-choice questions. Many present an excerpt, passage or illustration that you must read first. Following each question is a set of four answers. You will be required to choose the single answer that constitutes the best response to the question posed.

6 Lessons in Chapter 6: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies
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Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

1. 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.'

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.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

3. 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.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

4. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. 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

6. 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.

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