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Reading Comprehension Instruction Strategy - Chapter Summary
The engaging lessons in this short chapter can help you gain full comprehension of reading comprehension instruction strategies. Gain greater insight into metacognitive strategies, reading strategies that use visualization, ways to determine the sequence of events in a reading selection, basics of teaching critical thinking skills and more. By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe ways to plan and execute reading instruction
- List and discuss strategies for reading comprehension
- Use of context clues, prior knowledge and word structure when constructing meaning
- Make predictions based on information found in a reading selection
- Understand essays and improve reading comprehension
- Explain the main point of a piece of literature
- Provide strategies for scaffolding reading instruction
- Identify the organization, problem and solution in a reading selection
This chapter enables you to review any number of lessons in this chapter, navigate them in your sequence of choice and visit them as often as you'd like. Short quizzes accompanying the lessons let you test your comprehension of the concepts they cover. If you develop questions while studying the lessons, feel free to submit them to our experts using the Dashboard. When ready, test your overall understanding of reading comprehension instruction strategy by taking our practice chapter exam.
1. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution
Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.
2. Strategies for Reading Comprehension
Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.
3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
4. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection
Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.
8. 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.
9. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
10. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection
Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.
11. 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.
12. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples
This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.
13. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
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- Conventions of Written English
- Literary Genre & Form
- Evaluation & Selection of Reading Materials for Instruction
- Assessment Methods in Reading Instruction
- Promoting Supportive Learning & Reading Environments
- Principles of Language Acquisition
- Emergent Literacy Instruction
- Phonics & Word Recognition
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Teaching Reading Fluency
- Elements of Reading Comprehension
- Content Area Reading Strategies
- Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
- Reading Program Supervision & Administration
- FTCE Reading K-12 Flashcards