About This Chapter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 220 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Other chapters within the Praxis English Language Arts - Content Knowledge (5038): Practice & Study Guide course
- Literary Theories & Research
- Literary Genres & Forms
- Periods of American Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Literary Skills & Strategies
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Forms of Poetry
- Figurative Language in Literature
- Literary Themes & Main Ideas
- Technical Writing & Informational Texts
- Argument & Rhetorical Strategies
- Evaluating Arguments and Reasoning
- Language and Word Choice
- Language Development & Acquisition
- Types of Essays
- Essay Organization, Development & Presentation
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Types of Writing Sources & Citations
- Methods for Writing Instruction
- Strategies for Speech Organization
- Elements of Speech Delivery
- Strategies for Classroom Discussion
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Praxis English Language Arts: Content Knowledge Flashcards