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Ch 17: Teaching Comprehension & Vocabulary

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Take a look at this chapter's lessons and quizzes to study reading comprehension and vocabulary teaching strategies. This self-paced and mobile-friendly chapter is designed to improve your knowledge of these topics for upcoming teacher exams, class assignments and homework.

Teaching Comprehension & Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find a series of bite-sized lessons that provide instructional strategies for vocabulary and reading comprehension. Our instructors will show you how to teach students new vocabulary words, analyze texts, interpret illustrations and more. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Help students learn new vocabulary words
  • Acquire and use new vocabulary
  • Apply reading comprehension and vocabulary word teaching strategies
  • Teach reading comprehension through literary texts
  • Find information from an illustration
  • Analyze expository text graphics

When you're finished with a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to reinforce your understanding of important terms and concepts. The chapter can be completed at your own pace, and we've made it accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. Finally, if you have any questions, you can easily submit them to our instructors at any time.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: Teaching Comprehension & Vocabulary
How to Teach Vocabulary Words

1. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson will highlight vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

2. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

3. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

4. 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.

Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

5. Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is one of the major elements of reading, and in order to get students to improve their comprehension, you need to present them with good reading material. This lesson will acquaint you with the use and benefits of literary texts.

Locating Information in an Illustration

6. Locating Information in an Illustration

In this lesson, you will learn how to locate information in an illustration. You will also learn how to use this information to answer questions that are based on the illustration.

Interpreting Graphics in Expository Texts

7. Interpreting Graphics in Expository Texts

Expository texts frequently use graphics to present facts and information. This lesson will discuss ways to interpret graphics in expository texts. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

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