Ch 15: Selecting Reading Materials & Resources

About This Chapter

Examine how to go about choosing the right reading materials for the classroom as you go through this chapter's video and text lessons. These fun and informative videos and texts suggest reading resources that are in print as well as online, and detail how to evaluate them.

Selecting Reading Materials & Resources - Chapter Summary

Among the information presented in the engaging videos and texts, you'll find content on assessing materials created by teachers for the purpose of literacy instruction. You will become well aware of what to look for when evaluating textbooks, along with chapter and picture books. When you complete this chapter, you should also have a good grip on these issues:

  • Checking quality of original documents used in reading instruction
  • Appraising technology employed in literacy instruction
  • Advantages and disadvantages of leveling texts
  • Evaluating major media sources

Roughly five minutes is the average length of each of the video/text lessons across this chapter. Re-examine any of the major points you see in any of these lessons with help from the video tags. Each lesson has a corresponding practice quiz that will accurately indicate what you are retaining. And there is a final quiz at the end of the chapter so you can go over all the lessons at once.

7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Selecting Reading Materials & Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

1. 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.

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.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

3. 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.

Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction

4. Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction

What happens when a teacher can't find the materials they need in a store? This lesson examines teacher-made materials, including common types, advantages, and how to create the most effective teacher-created materials for the classroom.

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.

Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

6. Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

Handling primary sources is an important skill for students to develop. But how can teachers choose which primary sources to use? Watch this video to learn more about primary sources, including their benefits and how to evaluate them.

Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

7. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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