Ch 4: Reading Strategies & Instruction

About This Chapter

Look over this chapter to review info on use of advance organizers in the classroom. The video and text lessons also address the promotion of print awareness.

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.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: Reading Strategies & Instruction
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Reading Strategies Using Visualization

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.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

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.'

Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques

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.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

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.

How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment

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.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

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.

Higher Level Questions for Reading

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.

How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies

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.

Language Arts Teaching Strategies

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.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

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.

The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling

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.

Relationships Between the Language Arts

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.

How Reading Comprehension Impacts Subject Matter Learning

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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