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Ch 9: Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood

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Review ways that teachers can foster reading comprehension in early childhood by working through our short and engaging lessons. Take the related quizzes to gauge your knowledge of the material in this chapter.

Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood - Chapter Summary

You can count on our highly qualified instructors to explain reading comprehension instruction in an informative, entertaining manner. Catch up on scaffolding reading instruction and questioning techniques, among other topics. The main points addressed in this chapter are:

  • How to analyze a text's structures, styles and meanings
  • Different levels of reading comprehension
  • Ways to execute reading instruction strategies
  • How questions can increase understanding
  • Ways to support reading comprehension
  • How to use the scaffolding technique
  • Benefits of reading aloud to children
  • Difference between listening and reading comprehension
  • Benefits of literary texts
  • Variables that affect reading fluency

View the lessons as many times as you'd like until you're confident you've mastered the material. Every lesson is paired with a brief and helpful self-assessment quiz. If you have any questions about lesson topics, feel free to contact our experts for assistance.

10 Lessons in Chapter 9: Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood
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Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style

1. Comparing & Contrasting the Structures of Texts: Analysis, Meaning & Style

In this lesson, we will compare and contrast three texts, analyzing their structures, styles, and meanings. We will see these elements fit together to serve authors' purposes and present information effectively.

Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

2. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

3. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension

4. Teaching Questioning Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Students who know how to ask good questions can quickly grow their own comprehension abilities. In this lesson, you'll learn some techniques for teaching students how to ask questions that boost their own comprehension.

Supporting Comprehension of Informational Texts

5. Supporting Comprehension of Informational Texts

Reading and comprehending informational texts is an important skill for students. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use to support student comprehension of these texts.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. 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.

How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

7. How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

There are so many different reasons to read aloud to children of all ages. In this lesson, you will begin to understand how reading to younger children helps support their emergent literacy and put them on the path to being lifelong readers.

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

8. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.

Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

9. 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.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

10. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

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