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Ch 10: Strategies for Teaching Reading Fluency & Comprehension

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Improve your understanding of strategies for teaching reading fluency and comprehension with entertaining lessons on the history of children's literature, reading strategies that use visualization, and more. These concise lessons can minimize the amount of time you need to prepare for a test.

Strategies for Teaching Reading Fluency & Comprehension - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide an overview of strategies for teaching reading fluency and comprehension. For instance, you can gain a deeper understanding of how to scaffold reading instruction. There's also an engaging lesson on how to teach students to draw a conclusion from a reading selection. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain how to teach reading fluency to improve reading comprehension
  • Detail how to determine the meaning of a word through context
  • Facilitate reading development with children's books
  • Discuss the history of children's literature
  • Outline how to make predictions using information from a reading selection
  • Recall strategies for scaffolding reading instruction
  • Explain how to use visualization as part of a reading strategy
  • Provide an overview of activities used for responding to literature

Experts help you navigate these lessons on strategies for teaching reading fluency and comprehension in a way that quickly expands your professional skills. Study all the lessons in order, or just the topics you still need to grasp. Make use of the self-assessment quizzes available for each lesson to both gauge your knowledge and ensure you can remember key details.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: Strategies for Teaching Reading Fluency & Comprehension
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Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

1. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

2. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

3. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

4. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

5. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

6. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

7. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

8. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

9. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

10. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.

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