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Reading Strategies & Instruction - Chapter Summary
You'll have the opportunity to review content on close and big picture reading strategies in this engaging chapter. Invented spelling is also highlighted. You will have the opportunity to confirm your grasp of these issues and the following with the readily available practice quizzes:
- Visualization as a reading strategy
- Scaffolding strategies
- Strategies to increase creativity
- Higher-level thinking questions
- How different language arts are tied together
Some of the most important terms in this chapter are presented in bold print and others are linked to supplemental text lessons. Each video lesson can be completed in short amount of time, giving you a highly efficient review tool. Use the video tags to return quickly to any segment you choose should you wish to review a topic further.
1. 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.
2. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
3. Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques
In this lesson you will learn what it is to read closely. You will explore strategies and techniques for close reading a text, including highlighting anything that is surprising to you and asking and answering questions about the text.
4. 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.
5. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
6. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
7. Higher Level Questions for Reading
This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
8. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
9. Language Arts Teaching Strategies
Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.
10. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts
One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.
11. The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling
Children aren't born with the ability to spell like they are the ability to breathe or eat. In this lesson, we'll examine the processes of pre-spelling including how children move from scribbling to spelling through specific developmental steps.
12. Relationships Between the Language Arts
Language arts teachers have to cover an amazingly large amount of curriculum in a relatively short amount of time. So how do they pull it off? By building relationships between different language arts.
13. How Reading Comprehension Impacts Subject Matter Learning
In everything from doing word problems in math class to following directions in science lab, reading comprehension is a vitally important core skill. This lesson explains why it is so important and provides classroom examples.
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Other chapters within the GACE Reading (617): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Learning Theories
- Child Language Development
- Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
- Word-Learning Strategies
- Teaching Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- The Reading & Writing Connection
- Content Analysis Through Reading
- Making Connections While Reading
- Materials for Reading Instruction
- Classroom Environment for Literacy Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Teacher & Parent Involvement in Student Learning
- Student Assessments & Evaluations
- Teaching with Technology
- Using Data & Monitoring in Reading Instruction
- GACE Reading Flashcards