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Promoting Literacy in the Classroom - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, our expert instructors detail how to help students develop healthy reading habits and positive attitudes toward reading. The concepts reviewed in this chapter highlight how a community of readers can be fostered in a classroom. For example, you can learn about specific lesson activities that can be used to model these behaviors as well as how to establish classroom norms that further reinforce them. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:
- Describe strategies for developing health reading habits in students
- List methods to encourage positive reading attitudes
- Detail what is required to create a classroom environment and norms that value reading
- Explain how to help students diversify their text selection
Key terms related to the concepts listed above will be bolded throughout the text lessons, so you can easily identify what is essential. To supplement your reading and assess your understanding, use the printable worksheets and take the accompanying practice quizzes. You will be able to get a more comprehensive view by completing the 30 question practice test at the end of the chapter. These can help you identify any areas you should review before moving to the next section.
1. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits
Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.
2. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading
We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.
3. Creating a Community of Readers in the Classroom
This lesson gives classroom teachers some tips for creating a classroom that supports a community of readers, including optimizing the physical space of the classroom, modeling reading habits, and implementing practices that encourage reading.
4. Teaching Students to Select Diverse Texts
Getting students to choose diverse texts can be a challenge for any teacher. This lesson offers you some strategies for expanding students' horizons as they choose what to read.
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