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Ch 14: OAE Reading: Reading Strategies

About This Chapter

Develop a deeper understanding of teaching strategies used to improve reading comprehension and motivation. You can expect to find questions about these topics in the comprehension section of the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Reading exam.

OAE Reading: Reading Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons address the types of activities and instructional strategies used to help students understand elements of a reading selection and to get students to read more. With a firm grasp of these concepts, you could be fully prepared to answer these types of questions on the OAE Reading exam:

  • Relating the step-by-step process of improving reading and understanding a reading passage
  • Using supporting details to explain the main idea of a reading selection
  • Comparing and contrasting elements of a written piece
  • Explaining ways to organize ideas as a reading strategy
  • Recognizing the problem and solution in a reading selection
  • Structuring the sequence of events in a reading passage
  • Describing motivational strategies for reading

Each lesson provides examples to support the narrative text, making the material easier and more enjoyable to learn. The self-assessment quizzes allow you to measure what you have learned and practice answering the same type of multiple-choice questions found on the OAE Reading exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 14: OAE Reading: Reading Strategies
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Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

1. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

2. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

3. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

4. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

5. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

6. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

7. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

Strategies for Motivating Students to Read

8. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read

One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.

Motivators for Students: Examples & Types

9. Motivators for Students: Examples & Types

Learn about motivators for students and the different types. Find out how to inspire motivation in students. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

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