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Ch 3: Selecting Materials for Literacy Instruction

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In this chapter, you'll find a handful of lessons that cover concepts related to the selection of materials for literacy instruction. You can study this chapter at any time to prepare for upcoming exams or get extra help with your classroom reading instruction materials.

Selecting Materials for Literacy Instruction - Chapter Summary

Take a look at these engaging education lessons to see how teachers can select effective and quality literacy instruction materials. These bite-sized lessons show you how to assess a variety of texts, technologies and online resources for the classroom, and you'll also take a look at leveling text implementation practices. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Meet student needs by selecting and adapting materials
  • Evaluate chapter books, picture books, textbooks and culturally diverse texts for instruction
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of leveling texts
  • Assess online resources and technology for literacy instruction

When you're finished with a lesson, take the accompanying self-assessment to make sure you fully understand the information. The chapter is accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Print the lesson transcripts to study offline, and feel free to reach out to our instructors if you have any questions about the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: Selecting Materials for Literacy Instruction
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How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

1. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.

Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

2. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.

Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

3. Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

Teachers commonly use leveled books to meet the needs of various learners in a literacy classroom. Leveled books are useful literacy tools, but can be disadvantageous when they are overused or utilized incorrectly.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

4. Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

The process of choosing textbooks for a classroom can be an intimidating one. Let's take the stress out of selecting textbooks! We'll examine the types of literacy textbooks and criteria for selecting the best textbook for literacy instruction.

Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

5. Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

As many teachers know, using technology in the classroom is full of benefits and challenges. In this lesson, we'll examine using technology and online resources in the literacy classroom, including how to evaluate technology for classroom use.

Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

6. Choosing Culturally Diverse Texts for the Classroom

In this lesson, we will learn about using children's literature in the classroom to make instruction more relatable to diverse student populations, as well as to broaden the perspectives of all students.

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