Ch 16: Strategic Approaches to Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Use our video lessons and quizzes to learn how to effectively teach reading. Study the use of scaffolding and metacognitive strategies, as well as how to evaluate reading materials used in the classroom.

Strategic Approaches to Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to help you learn more about facilitating learning in reading. Topics covered in the lessons include assessment of reading materials, teaching methods, the scaffolding process and a definition of the learning process. You'll also look at metacognitive strategies used in classroom instruction. After completing the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Classroom strategies to promote learning
  • Activities that focus on reading development
  • Methods and approaches for teaching reading comprehension
  • Theory of prior knowledge
  • Scaffolding process strategies for reading instruction
  • Metacognitive strategies and examples

This chapter is divided into short video lessons taught by knowledgeable instructors. Each lesson is less than ten minutes long and contains interactive timeline tags. Use the tags to skip areas where you're already proficient and easily jump to topics where you need further review. In addition, each lesson is followed by a self-assessment quiz so you can check how much you've learned.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Strategic Approaches to Reading Instruction
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What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

1. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

Learning is a step-by-step process in which an individual experiences permanent, lasting changes in knowledge, behaviors, or ways of processing the world. Discover effective classroom strategies for learning and the various types of learning.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

2. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

Choosing suitable reading materials for your students or children is important in amplifying their reading time. Learn more about the various strategies for accessing reading materials, why teachers should test for readability, and how to utilize your own judgement.

Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

3. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

4. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension includes identifying key information from a given text. Learn how to improve reading comprehension by teaching steps and activities to complete before, during, and after reading.

Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory

5. Prior Knowledge: Definition & Theory

Prior knowledge is a key ingredient to processing new information with the knowledge that we already possess. Explore the ways that prior knowledge contributes to learning, constructivism theory, and how to use prior knowledge.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

7. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

Metacognitive strategies are ways in which to teach people how to think about their thinking, which can be empowering and lead to problem-solving mindsets. Explore the definition and examples of metacognitive strategies, and discover how they can make struggling students into expert learners using lesson planning with metacognition in mind.

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