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Ch 9: Reading Comprehension of Fiction & Poetry

About This Chapter

This chapter focuses on the instruction of fiction and poetry reading, using a series of engaging lessons conducted by professional instructors to help you foster student development in this area.

Reading Comprehension of Fiction and Poetry - Chapter Summary

This chapter breaks down several strategies and ideas to keep in mind when teaching reading comprehension of fiction and poetry, detailing the following topics in a simple-to-follow manner:

  • Teaching reading comprehension with literary texts
  • Theme and plot
  • Making predictions from information within a reading selection
  • Methods of reading involving visualization
  • Forms of fiction
  • Children's literature genres
  • Teaching literary genres
  • Teaching the analysis and comprehension of literature
  • Teaching poetry and understanding why it's important

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11 Lessons in Chapter 9: Reading Comprehension of Fiction & Poetry
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Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is one of the major elements of reading, and in order to get students to improve their comprehension, you need to present them with good reading material. This lesson will acquaint you with the use and benefits of literary texts.

Teaching the Theme of a Story

2. Teaching the Theme of a Story

Learning to identify and analyze the theme of a story is an important aspect of reading comprehension. This lesson will help you learn some strategies for helping students learn to determine the theme.

Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

3. Plot in Fiction: Definition, Parts & Subplots

This lesson explores plot in fiction. We will define the term, explore the various parts of a plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, and resolution), and learn about subplots.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

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.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

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.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

6. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

Genres in Children's Literature

7. Genres in Children's Literature

Reading throughout childhood can be a powerful tool for healthy development. This lesson will explore the different genres in children's literature, including contemporary, historical and science fiction.

How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

8. How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

To help your students become lifelong readers, you are going to have to teach them about different genres of literature. This lesson will provide some strategies, techniques and activities for teaching literary genres to your students.

Teaching Literary Analysis & Comprehension

9. Teaching Literary Analysis & Comprehension

Learning how to analyze and comprehend literary texts is one of the most advanced and exciting aspects of reading instruction. This lesson explores how to get students on the path toward deep comprehension.

How to Teach Poetry

10. How to Teach Poetry

Poetry is all around us, from songs on the radio to crazy Dr.Susses books. This lesson will highlight some neat ways to teach poetry in ways that not only provide rigor but also relevance.

Why Is Poetry Important?

11. Why Is Poetry Important?

Instructional time is precious, and as teachers, we like to know why we are prioritizing certain content. This lesson will help you understand some of the reasons it is important to include poetry in your curriculum.

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