About This Chapter
Promoting Student Literacy in Class - Chapter Summary
Our expert instructors have developed these lessons for use by teachers to promote student literacy in class. You will learn about such things as:
- How to motivate students in the course room
- Strategies for getting students to read
- Ideas for setting up a classroom library
This chapter uses short text and video lessons to teach you how to improve student literacy. Each lesson has a quiz to take to check your understanding of the material you just studied. You can contact the instructor with specific questions you may have and a final exam will verify your knowledge of key course concepts.
How It Helps
- Builds your understanding of basic teaching techniques for reading: You will become familiar with multiple strategies to apply to a range of student types.
- Teaches proper usage of the various techniques: Learn to group different reading skill levels together simultaneously using the best strategy for each group.
- Increases student cooperation: You will improve students' self-motivation and interest in reading both inside and outside of the classroom.
When you have finished this chapter, you will be able to:
- Recognize the behaviors and perspectives related to motivating your students
- Choose between multiple strategies to motivate your classroom to read
- Explain how to create positive attitudes toward reading
- Gather up the right books to interest your students in reading
1. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips
This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.
2. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
3. 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.
4. Promoting Reading Development at All Levels
Successful teachers provide support for students of all skill and ability levels. This lesson will provide strategies for promoting reading comprehension skills for all students and show how these strategies work in a classroom.
5. Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development
It is easy to focus on aspects of literacy development like decoding, fluency and comprehension but then forget about the importance of joy. This lesson will discuss the importance of enjoyment of language in literacy development.
6. 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.
7. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development
When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.
8. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas
All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.
9. Reciprocal Teaching Activities
Reciprocal teaching can be a great way for students to take ownership over their own learning and thinking. This lesson offers some activities to help you incorporate reciprocal teaching into your practice.
10. Using Graphic Organizers in Reciprocal Teaching
Want to help your students be active participants and clear communicators when teaching one another? Read on to discover the purpose of graphic organizers when implementing the reciprocal teaching strategy. This lesson will also provide different examples of graphic organizer layouts to choose from.
11. Echo Reading: Definition, Strategy & Examples
Echo reading is a useful methodology to help struggling readers. We will define the term, give examples, and explore strategies that can be utilized by educators to employ echo reading and achieve successful results with students.
12. Echo Reading Activities
Echo reading is a process in which students repeat what you have read to make sure they understand the text. This lesson provides a variety of activities using echo reading.
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