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Ch 13: OAE Reading: Comprehension Strategies

About This Chapter

Learn how to effectively teach reading comprehension skills by studying the teaching strategies presented in this study guide chapter. The topics and strategies detailed in these lessons and quizzes will help prepare you for related questions on the OAE Reading exam.

OAE Reading: Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary

Reading is one of the most essential skills students need to develop for educational and career success. As an educator, you are a key component to this development. This comprehensive study guide chapter outlines effective reading comprehension strategies, including:

  • Overview of teaching reading comprehension
  • How to draw conclusions and make predictions from reading selections
  • Using visualization to understand events and characters within a text
  • Applying ideas from a reading passage to other circumstances
  • Determining cause and effect in a story
  • Utilizing advance organizers and other reading instruction strategies

The lessons in this study guide chapter are designed to teach you some effective ways of promoting reading comprehension in your classroom, as well as prepare you for the Comprehension domain of the OAE Reading exam. Utilize the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to assess your understanding of each lesson and use the direct links within the quizzes to refer back to specific topics if you need to re-visit them.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: OAE 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.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

2. 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

3. 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.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

4. 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.

How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

5. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

6. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

7. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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