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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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