Ch 12: Teaching Diverse Learners to Read

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons, read brief texts, and take practice quizzes to learn strategies for teaching diverse learners to read. The study resources in this chapter will cover a variety of learning challenges and student groups, including learning disabilities, ELL students and culturally diverse classrooms.

Teaching Diverse Learners to Read - Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on methods and strategies for teaching diverse learners to read. You'll cover learning disabilities including dyslexia and autism, learn strategies for instructing students using English as a second language and explore culturally responsive teaching methods. Lessons in this chapter will also cover the following topics:

  • Teaching students with special needs
  • Identifying learning disabilities in children
  • Speech and communication disorders, ADHD and autistic speech patterns
  • Instructing ELL students
  • Immersion, bilingual and multilingual education
  • Language development and use in children with dialectical differences
  • Strategies and tiers for Response to Intervention
  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Creating and implementing an individualized education plan (IEP)

Our expert instructors have crafted these short video lessons and texts to get you up to speed on the topics in ten minutes or less. Follow along with the written transcripts or use them to review after watching the lessons. Test your knowledge after completing the lessons with self-assessment quizzes and the chapter exam.

16 Lessons in Chapter 12: Teaching Diverse Learners to Read
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Educating Students with Special Needs

1. Educating Students with Special Needs

Educating students with special needs might require some changes and accommodations in the mainstream classroom to meet their particular needs. Learn about the different ways a teacher has to teach students with special needs, including setting a least restrictive environment and doing some accommodations and modifications in the classroom.

What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

2. What Is Special Needs? - Definition, Types & Law

Special needs is a term used to describe individuals that may need help with communication, movement, and other functions. Explore the definition and types of special needs and the laws that protect special needs individuals.

Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

3. Learning Disabilities: How to Identify Children with a Learning Disability

Identifying children with learning disabilities can be tricky because they can be confused with a lack of interest in a school subject. Discover how to identify children with the most common learning disabilities, including dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dyslexia, and learn why it's important to be able to recognize internalizing and externalizing behaviors.

What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

4. What Is Dyslexia in Children? - Symptoms, Definition & Treatment

Dyslexia is a learning disorder with neurological aspects that can affect up to 17 percent of children in the United States. Explore the characteristics of dyslexia, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

5. Characteristics of Speech Sound Errors: Speech & Communication Disorders

Speech sound errors refer to a variety of difficulties that some children experience with forming speech sounds. Learn about the characteristics of speech sound errors, including fluency, articulation, and phonology disorders.

Autistic Speech Patterns: Definition, Types & Examples

6. Autistic Speech Patterns: Definition, Types & Examples

Communication or speech patterns are important diagnostic features in autism. This lesson will explore communication impairments by identifying abnormal speech patterns, defining related terminology and giving appropriate examples.

Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

7. Speech and Communication Disorders: Instructional Strategies for Speech Sound Errors

Instructional strategies for speech sound errors may aid in speech and communication disorders. Learn about articulation therapy and its seven levels, including isolation, syllables, words, phrases, sentences, reading, and conversation.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

8. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Definition of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobehavioral and psychiatric disorder that affects one's ability to pay attention, control impulses, and stay still. Learn about the definition and common characteristics of ADHD as well as the best practices for teaching students with this disorder.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

There are educational strategies utilized in supporting English language learners (ELL) in their linguistic proficiency. Follow the use of pictures and visuals, emphasis on vocabulary, scaffold instruction, and small groups to improve ELL instruction.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

10. Teaching ELL Students to Read

English language learners (ELLs) are students who do not communicate fluently in English and may struggle to learn in English. Explore strategies for teaching ELL students to read, and review chunking the text, emphasizing vocabulary, and modeling good reading as techniques that can help ELL students excel in reading.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

11. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators recommend early second-language instruction for students learning to master grammatical concepts and correct pronunciation. Learn about the three approaches used to teach second languages: immersion, bilingual, and multicultural.

How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English

12. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English

In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

13. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an early intervention approach that provides struggling learners with academic and behavioral help. Discover the basics and strategies of RTI, the connection between RTI and special education, and the three tiers of RTI, including primary prevention, secondary prevention, and tertiary prevention.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

14. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

Culturally responsive teaching, or CRT, involves focusing on students' cultural backgrounds to help them learn. Discover the theory, characteristics, research, and strategies of CRT, then explore its use in the classroom.

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

15. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

Culturally relevant teaching is a teaching method that creates a connection between students' culture and daily lessons. Learn the definition and background of this teaching strategy, explore the three elements of culturally relevant teaching, and see how this teaching style is applied in the classroom.

Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

16. Individualized Education Plan (IEP): Function, Purpose & Guidelines

Individualized Education Plan helps to deliver education services to students who need special attention. Learn more about it's purposes, functions and guidelines, as well as what is contained in the plan.

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