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Ch 14: Responding to Student Needs

About This Chapter

Watch literacy instruction video lessons and learn best practices for responding to the needs of your students through teacher collaboration and setting choices. Each lesson provides you with a short, multiple-choice quiz for self-assessment.

Responding to Student Needs - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

As a literacy instructor, you have the opportunity to impact your students' learning needs on an individual basis. In this chapter, we take a closer look at practices you can use to accomplish this goal. We explore the process of working with other teachers and specialists and strategies you can use to make collaboration successful. This chapter also examines the types of settings under which children might learn best and how you can decide the right circumstances for those settings.

Lesson quizzes are available to test your understanding of the materials. You can also ask an instructor if you have any questions. In these lessons, you'll like things like:

  • Methods of early intervention
  • Ways to reach students with special needs
  • How to work with other teachers and literacy specialists
  • The best strategies for successful collaborations
  • How setting choices can impact literacy instruction
  • Whether the pull-out or inclusive strategy is best for you

VideoObjective
Adapting Instruction for Learners with Sensory ChallengesLook at ways to alter lessons to help students with sensory issues.
What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition, Methods & QuizDiscover what reflective teaching is and how to implement it.
Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies, Definition & ExamplesLearn about uses for reciprocal teaching.
Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies, Definition & QuizLook at strategies for culturally relevant teaching.
Educating Students with Special NeedsExplore ways to teach special needs students.
Early Reading Intervention: Programs & LessonExamine ways to reach youns students with reading difficulties.
Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists Find out about best strategies for establishing collaborative efforts with other teachers.
Comparing Pull-out & Inclusive Settings for Literacy Instruction Understand what it means to pull-out or use inclusive settings in literacy instruction and determine when it's best to use either.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: Responding to Student Needs
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

1. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

2. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies, Definition & Examples

3. Reciprocal Teaching: Strategies, Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define reciprocal teaching as a discussion between teachers and students about reading material and explain the strategies used in the activity.

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

4. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.

Educating Students with Special Needs

5. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

6. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose

This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.

Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

7. Collaborating with Teachers & Literacy Specialists

Collaboration between teachers and literacy specialists creates a unified front for the benefit of students. By coordinating the efforts of talented professionals, students are supported throughout the learning process.

Comparing Pull-out & Inclusive Settings for Literacy Instruction

8. Comparing Pull-out & Inclusive Settings for Literacy Instruction

Pull-out settings for literacy instruction refers to removing students from the main classroom in order to offer specialized instruction. Inclusive settings keep all students together. This lesson compares the two settings in reference to special needs students.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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