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Selecting Appropriate Methods of Instruction - Chapter Summary
You will be able to use this chapter to help you understand how to select instructional strategies that will help all students to learn. The content, developed by skilled teachers, includes content ranging from utilizing data for understanding student progress to strategies used to differentiate. Once you've mastered the materials contained within chapter, you will be able to:
- Assess academic readiness
- Select curricular materials that are developmentally appropriate
- Discuss research-based strategies used in reading instruction
- Provide examples of differentiated instruction
- Explain how to use data to drive instruction
- Discuss how to monitor learning in the classroom, including various assessment strategies
- Compare and contrast formative, summative, and standardized assessments
With lessons available in both video and transcript format, you will find a way to learn that truly meets your learning style. And with the ability to come back to lessons where you need extra practice, you will master these concepts quickly.
1. Academic Readiness: Definition & Assessment
In this lesson, we will define academic readiness, discuss the factors that determine academic readiness, and discuss strategies for supporting and assessing student readiness.
2. How to Select Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
Choosing material that is both age and skill-level appropriate can be tricky for any teacher. This lesson explains the concept behind selecting appropriate curriculum and shares methods of determining levels.
3. Research-Based Instructional Strategies for Reading
When teachers use research-based instructional strategies, students have the best chance to learn to read or improve their reading skills. Effective instructional strategies will include the key areas of word knowledge and comprehension.
4. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities
This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.
5. Using Data to Inform Instruction
This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
6. Monitoring Student Learning in the Classroom
Effective teachers keep a close eye on student progress and use several strategies for adjusting instructional activities when needed. This lesson reviews methods of monitoring student learning in the classroom and shows them in action.
7. Assessing Student Skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the major areas of study for all standard English language arts curricula. So how do you assess those skills? Read this lesson to find out.
8. Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations
If you have ever attended a public school or college you have been subjected to a form of standardized assessment. These assessments serve multiple purposes and provide valuable information regarding one's abilities, understanding and potential. This lesson will introduce you to the types of standardized assessments commonly used in schools and discuss two other types of assessments: formative and summative.
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