Ch 5: Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies

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Brush up on your classroom skills in teaching reading comprehension. Our video lessons and quizzes can help you refresh your knowledge of teaching strategies as you study for the Ohio Assessments ELA exam.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary

Let us help you review information on teaching reading comprehension as you prepare to take the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. You'll look at strategies including the use of visualization and cause and effect and will be prepared for exam questions discussing how to:

  • Draw conclusions and make predictions from a reading passage
  • Use visualization in reading
  • Apply ideas from reading selections to other situations
  • Find cause and effect in a reading passage
  • Utilize hands-on, expository, interactive and collaborative instructional strategies
  • Help students via use of advance organizers

These lessons will help you refresh your knowledge of strategies for reading comprehension, some of which you probably haven't studied for a year or two. Our instructors make these lessons fun, and you can review the videos as your schedule permits, on your computer or mobile device.

Objectives of the Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies Chapter

All Ohio teachers seeking licensure to teach integrated language arts in grades 7-12 must pass the Ohio Assessments ELA exam. This test contains five domain areas, and the topics covered in the Reading Comprehension Strategies chapter are in the domain area on Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms. This domain area makes up 23% of the total test.

The questions in this section are all multiple-choice, and the test is delivered via computer. The questions on the brief quizzes included with our video lessons are similar and offer you a chance to answer test questions that use this format. The quizzes also let you assess your knowledge and determine if you need additional study in certain areas before taking the exam

14 Lessons in Chapter 5: Ohio Assessments ELA: Reading Comprehension Strategies
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Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

1. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

Examining literature with close-reading and big-picture reading techniques can aid in getting a firm grasp on understanding the text. Explore these two strategies and how they can be applied to many texts, including Shakespeare's 'Romero and Juliet.'

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

2. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

To interpret literature is to try and find the meaning or theme of the story. Discover how to use the text to guide your interpretation with key elements such as plot, characters, setting, symbols, and point of view.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

3. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

Inference is a conclusion or opinion that is logically formed through observation, facts, reasoning and evidence. Learn about the meaning of inference, explore how to infer an intended meaning and understand how to practice making inferences.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

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

Determining the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection can help a reader to follow along accurately. Learn about the sequential pattern of organization, including the difference between a sequence of events and a sequence of steps, and explore an example of sequential structure.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

5. What is Context? - Definition & Application

Context refers to the underlying concepts and information needed to understand an idea or statement. Learn about the definition, application, and purpose of context. Explore how context helps in identifying the elements of a situation.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

Writers choose their words carefully to convey a particular meaning and tone in their work and to influence the emotional effect of a piece of writing. Learn more about the impact of word choice and explore connotation, denotation, allusions, and analogies.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

7. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In literature, mood is the feeling you get while reading a story, and tone is the author's attitude toward a subject. Learn more about how to identify mood and tone by looking at the setting, characters, details, and word choices.

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

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

The Four-Square Strategy of vocabulary words is an activity of identifying synonyms and antonyms to improve students' lexicons. Explore how this appears in practice and the learning benefits involved.

Higher Level Questions for Reading

9. Higher Level Questions for Reading

Students must critically analyze higher-level questions about the text or story they are reading. Learn about higher-level thinking questions, along with what to do before, during, and after reading.

Probing Questions: Types & Examples

10. Probing Questions: Types & Examples

Probing questions are a vital tool to find more information or extract a deeper meaning. Discover types and examples of probing questions and learn to distinguish between a question that is probating or clarifying.

Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

11. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Technology in the classroom benefits students in multiple ways, but also presents potential pitfalls. Explore the challenges, advantages, and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom for both students and teachers.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

12. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

13. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

Visualization is an effective reading strategy to support reading comprehension. This lesson will explore the definition, purpose, and benefits of visualization, as well as explain how to visualize while reading.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

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

Advance organizers is a type of teaching strategy that is utilized to better ensure information presented to students is understood, retained and connected to previous lessons. Learn about the benefits of advance organizers and methods to successfully implement this teaching strategy into lessons.

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