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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) (197-200, 305): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundations of Literacy
- Language Features & Acquisition
- Developing Emergent Literacy Skills
- Literacy Assessment & Differentiation
- Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
- Decoding & Fluency Teaching Strategies
- Language & Reading Comprehension
- Vocabulary Acquisition & Use
- Reading Comprehension Instructional Strategies
- Analyzing Literary & Informational Texts
- Instructional Strategies for Literary & Text Analysis
- English Grammar Writing Conventions
- Writing Instruction & Feedback
- Instructional Strategies for Different Types of Writing
- Strategies for Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- Teaching Counting, Cardinality, Numbers & Operations
- Fraction Operations
- Teaching Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- Overview of Concepts in Algebra
- Principles of Operations & Algebraic Thinking
- Properties & Operations of Functions
- Geometry Concepts
- Data Distribution & Graphs
- Permutation & Combination
- Interpreting Statistical & Probability Data
- Mathematical Development & Curriculum
- Measurement & Data
- Scientific Models & Relationships
- Scientific Inquiry & Lab Safety
- Evaluating Scientific Information
- Fundamental Concepts of Physical Science
- Fundamentals of Life Science
- Fundamentals of Earth & Space Science
- Overview of Government & Citizenship
- Overview of Economics & Political Principles for Illinois Educators
- Overview of History & Cultural Development for Illinois Educators
- Fundamentals of Human Geography for Illinois Educators
- Overview of the Arts for Educators
- Overview of Physical Education
- Human Body Systems & Fitness
- Personal, Family & Community Health Overview for Educators
- Illinois Learning Standards
- ILTS Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) Flashcards