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Ch 12: Teaching Reading Proficiency & Literacy in Florida

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Be sure you fully understand strategies for teaching reading literacy and proficiency in Florida with this helpful chapter. The resources include short lessons, self-assessment quizzes and help from expert instructors, all designed to help you with your homework or studying for a test.

Teaching Reading Proficiency & Literacy in Florida - Chapter Summary

This chapter on teaching reading proficiency and literacy in Florida includes lesson that make these topics approachable and easy to understand. Work at your own pace as you study reading development across grades and the Florida state standards for language arts. You'll also review teaching phonics in the classroom and teaching students with phonological processing disorders. After finishing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Understand teaching strategies for word recognition and spelling
  • Use strategies for reading and writing fluency
  • Outline the impact of oral language on reading development
  • Detail the components of effective oral language instruction
  • Discuss techniques for teaching vocabulary
  • Identify how to teach reading comprehension
  • Meet the needs of learners with reading disabilities
  • Teach literacy to students with severe disabilities

Whether you're trying to get caught up in class or need some help preparing for an exam, this chapter contains helpful resources for you. Our lessons are designed by professionals, so they're easy to follow and use. Included with each one, you'll find multiple-choice quizzes designed to help you track your progress and identify any areas that need more work.

12 Lessons in Chapter 12: Teaching Reading Proficiency & Literacy in Florida
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Reading Development Across Grades

1. Reading Development Across Grades

One of the most important transformations that happens in the early grades is the movement from non-readers to readers. In this lesson, we track the development of reading skills throughout the early elementary years.

Florida State Standards for Language Arts

2. Florida State Standards for Language Arts

Language arts standards for the state of Florida cover a wide variety of areas in order to ensure that each student is developing a well-rounded understanding of the subject. Read on for a sampling of the standards for kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

3. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.

Teaching Students with Phonological Processing Disorders

4. Teaching Students with Phonological Processing Disorders

Phonological processing disorder occurs when a person has difficulty processing certain sounds. This lesson reviews phonological processing disorder, what to expect and how to accommodate it in the classroom.

Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

5. Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

Teaching word recognition and spelling skills can be complicated, but don't worry. This lesson gives an overview of techniques teachers can use to teach word recognition and spelling skills and gives a few examples of each.

Teaching Strategies for Reading & Writing Fluency

6. Teaching Strategies for Reading & Writing Fluency

This lesson discusses teaching strategies to improve students' reading and writing fluency, including retelling, content clues, step-by-step learning, comparing good and bad writing, and peer editing.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

7. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

8. Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

Oral language is one of the fundamental aspects of all education. In this lesson, you will explore the five components of effective oral language instruction and discover practical skills for applying them. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary

9. Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary

One of the biggest things that teachers strive to teach from early years through college is vocabulary. This lesson focuses on ways of teaching vocabulary, especially for younger students.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

10. 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.

Meeting the Needs of Learners with Reading Disabilities

11. Meeting the Needs of Learners with Reading Disabilities

All students, including those diagnosed with reading disabilities, have unique needs. This lesson outlines methods teachers can use to meet the needs of learners with reading disabilities and shows how to use them in classroom instruction.

Teaching Literacy to Students with Severe Disabilities

12. Teaching Literacy to Students with Severe Disabilities

It can be challenging to plan instruction that meets the needs of students with severe disabilities. This lesson is designed to jump start your thinking about how to teach literacy to students with severe disabilities.

Chapter Practice Exam
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