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Research & Inquiry Tools for Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
Technology has provided many useful tools and resources that can be effectively used in a classroom setting to promote reading instruction. In this chapter, expert instructors provide helpful tips on how to incorporate technology into reading instruction and strategies for teaching research skills. Furthermore, you'll review concepts including:
- Comparing print and electronic sources and determining validity
- Discussing plagiarism in the classroom
- Advantages of advance organizers
- Application of KWL charts in a classroom setting
- Teaching digital literacy
After refreshing your knowledge of these concepts, take advantage of the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to gauge how well you've retained the information covered. Use the direct links within the quizzes to review specific concepts, if needed. This chapter also includes printable resources, including quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons. Complete each lesson at your own pace and conveniently track your progress using the dashboard feature.
1. Strategies for Teaching Research Skills
In this lesson, we'll explain the importance of research. You'll learn three popular research methods and how to validate information. We'll also explain how to minimize plagiarism and show students how to organize and synthesize information.
2. Evaluating Print & Electronic Sources for Research Projects
Print sources and web sources are both used in research. This lesson will discuss how print and electronic sources compare and what you can to do determine the validity of your sources.
3. Addressing & Preventing Plagiarism in the Classroom
In this lesson, we will define plagiarism, discuss common reasons for students plagiarizing or being tempted to plagiarizing, writing problems that may lead to plagiarism, and tips for teachers to minimize plagiarism in the classroom.
4. 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.
5. KWL Chart: Example Graphic Organizer and Classroom Applications
This lesson will explain what a KWL chart is and illustrate how to use this graphic organizer in a variety of ways to push students' thinking around new content.
6. Using Technology in the Classroom
Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.
7. Technology Used in Reading Instruction
In this lesson, we will explore the different uses of technology for reading instruction and how it can be a valuable tool in the classroom. We will discuss some of the options available for your classroom implementation.
8. Teaching Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Digital literacy is an important skill for your students to learn. This lesson will provide strategies and tips for teaching digital literacy in your classroom.
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Other chapters within the Praxis Reading Specialist (5301): Practice & Study Guide course
- Reading Assessment Techniques
- Evidence-Based Reading Instruction
- Oral Language Development in Children
- Teaching Phonemic & Phonological Awareness
- Concepts of Print
- Phonics & Fluency
- Word Analysis & Vocabulary for Developing Readers
- Building Reading Comprehension & Literacy
- Reading Comprehension of Fiction & Poetry
- Reading Comprehension of Nonfiction Texts
- Writing Development
- Spelling, Grammar & Mechanics
- Specialized Skills for the Reading Professional
- Leadership & Professional Development for Reading Specialists
- The Reading Education Community
- Praxis Reading Specialist Flashcards