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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

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.'

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

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

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

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

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

4. 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.

What is Context? - Definition & Application

5. What is Context? - Definition & Application

In writing, context is the information surrounding the information. Without context, information can be misinterpreted; with context, information can be understood.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

7. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

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

8. 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.

Higher Level Questions for Reading

9. Higher Level Questions for Reading

This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Probing Questions: Types & Examples

10. Probing Questions: Types & Examples

Want someone to open up? In this lesson, we will learn about probing questions and how they are used to elicit answers that are based on critical thinking and/or personal feelings.

Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

11. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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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