Ch 6: PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies

About This Chapter

The video lessons and quizzes in this chapter review strategies to use in reading instruction. These study tools are designed to quickly prepare you for questions on the PLACE English exam.

PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter helps you review the instructional strategies for reading that you need to know about for the PLACE English exam, including transactional, balanced literacy, reader-based and psycholinguistic teaching strategies. Other topics in this chapter include:

  • Teaching reading comprehension
  • Differences between bottom-up and top-down processing
  • Using schemata in teaching
  • Text-based strategies
  • Whole-to-part and part-to-whole strategies
  • Hands-on, interactive, expository and collaborative strategies
  • Choosing and evaluating grade-appropriate texts
  • Leveling texts
  • Relationship between writing and literacy

Use the informative video lessons to review concepts you are unfamiliar with or may not have studied in a while. The video timelines makes it easy to skip concepts you already know and focus on the areas where you need more work. When you've finished the lessons, use our self-assessment quizzes to gauge how much you've learned and what you still need to review.

PLACE English: Instructional Reading Strategies Chapter Objectives

This chapter on instructional reading strategies helps you prepare for the reading section of the PLACE English exam. The objectives for this portion of the exam include understanding strategies for finding meaning and evaluating texts, reading for different purposes, reading comprehension and interpretation of literature.

The PLACE English exam is required for certification to become an English teacher in Colorado. It consists of about 100 multiple-choice questions, which range from reading and writing to oral and visual communication. The practice quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide help to give you an idea of the types of questions you'll be asked on the exam.

15 Lessons in Chapter 6: PLACE English: Instructional Reading 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.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

2. 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.

Bottom-Up Processing in Psychology: Examples & Definition

3. Bottom-Up Processing in Psychology: Examples & Definition

In this lesson, you'll learn what bottom-up processing is and review some examples of this decision-making strategy. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

4. Attention and Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Processing

Are you a big-picture person or do you get caught up in the details? Explore two ways that you can use your cognitive resources to focus your attention. This lesson provides both the details and the big picture for top-down and bottom-up processing.

Using Schemata in Education

5. Using Schemata in Education

Think about all the things that you know about. In this lesson, we'll examine schemata, or ideas about things that you know, and how they relate to education, including what teachers should do to use schemata with their students.

Part-to-Whole Instructional Strategies & Examples

6. Part-to-Whole Instructional Strategies & Examples

Do you know the expression '~'You need to crawl before you can walk?~' Part-to-whole instructional strategies take that approach, and in this video we'll explore what they are and how teachers can use them in the classroom.

Text-Based Instructional Strategies

7. Text-Based Instructional Strategies

There are many ways to teach children to read, from phonics instruction to surrounding children with books and letting them read naturally. In this lesson, we'll look at one type of instruction, text-based, and its pros and cons.

Whole-to-Part, Reader-Based & Psycholinguistic Instructional Approaches

8. Whole-to-Part, Reader-Based & Psycholinguistic Instructional Approaches

In this lesson, we'll examine how to teach reading using whole-to-part strategies, including what psycholinguistics says about the ways words differ from each other.

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

9. 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.

Transactional Strategy Instruction

10. Transactional Strategy Instruction

Have you ever noticed all the different things that you do as you read? Whether it's visualizing what you're reading or making predictions about what's to come, using reading strategies is a key part of the transactional approach to reading instruction.

Balanced Literacy: Activities & Examples

11. Balanced Literacy: Activities & Examples

With all the different ways to teach reading and writing, things can feel overwhelming. In this lesson, we'll look at one way to combine disparate ideas about literacy instruction and how to apply it in the classroom.

Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts

12. Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts

This lesson identifies three key aspects of a text to look at when choosing grade-appropriate readings for students. It also you gives tools and suggestions to use to find readings that will meet the needs of the variety of readers in a classroom setting.

Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

13. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.

Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

14. Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

Teachers commonly use leveled books to meet the needs of various learners in a literacy classroom. Leveled books are useful literacy tools, but can be disadvantageous when they are overused or utilized incorrectly.

The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

15. The Relationship Between Writing & Literacy

With effort and understanding writing and literacy, much like the aspects of any good rom-com relationship, offer a partnership of mutual reward and development.

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