Ch 7: Reading Comprehension Instruction

About This Chapter

With this chapter, you will review methods for identifying a student's reading level, factors that can affect students' reading comprehension skills and strategies for improving reading comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Instruction - Chapter Summary

Our expert instructors assembled these lessons to help individuals, like yourself, learn or improve their understanding of different ways to assess students' reading skills. They'll also prepare you to assist students in expanding those ability. Some of the key topics covered in the lessons of this chapter include:

  • How you can assess students' reading levels and reading comprehension skills
  • Different factors that affect students' comprehension skills
  • Strategies used to help individuals comprehend material they have read
  • Ways to improve cognitive skills and notations strategies associated with reading comprehension
  • What to consider when selecting grade-appropriate texts
  • Uses of differentiated instruction when teaching reading skills

Each lesson explains these concepts in detail. Also, the lessons feature short assessments to test your knowledge of the material covered. After you complete each assessment, return to the lesson to go over any material you might have missed, or use the teacher tabs to ask our instructors for assistance.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Reading Comprehension Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

1. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

2. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

3. Language Structure & Text Features in Reading Comprehension

In this lesson we will examine how language structure and text features can help you comprehend what you are reading and, ultimately, remember the information better!

How a Student's Background Affects Reading Comprehension

4. How a Student's Background Affects Reading Comprehension

Cultural and linguistic backgrounds can have a tremendous effect on a student's level of comprehension in a particular text, which may affect recall and interpretations.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

5. 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.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

6. 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.

Selecting Grade-Appropriate Texts

7. 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.

Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

8. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

9. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

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