Ch 21: Teaching Reading

About This Chapter

The Teaching Reading chapter of this College English Composition Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the skills necessary to teach reading. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of reading education.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering reading education materials will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to teach reading. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to teach reading
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning language arts (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn how to teach reading
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra language arts teaching resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Teaching Reading chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Teaching Reading chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any question about teaching reading. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts of reading education. Topics covered include:

  • Evaluating reading levels
  • Understanding emergent literacy
  • Helping students develop strong reading and learning habits
  • Relating reading selections to other situations
  • Making predictions, drawing conclusions and recognizing implied relationships in reading selections
  • Determining if facts are relevant and challenging statements and opinions
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas
  • Identifying the sequence of events and the organization in a reading selection
  • Analyzing a selection for cause and effect
  • Outlining ideas, finding specific details and identifying elements that support the main idea
  • Cultural, ethnic and linguistic factors in reading development
  • Setting up a classroom library
  • The plan, process and materials for teaching reading
  • Teaching vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Literary responses
  • Understanding the connection between listening and reading comprehension

33 Lessons in Chapter 21: Teaching Reading
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Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

1. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.

Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

2. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

3. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

4. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

5. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

6. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Challenging Statements & Opinions in a Reading Selection

7. Challenging Statements & Opinions in a Reading Selection

Do you accept everything you read as fact? Just because something is in writing, does not mean it must be true. Watch this video lesson to learn how to challenge a writer's statements.

How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

8. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection

The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.

How to Recognize Implied Relationships in a Reading Selection

9. How to Recognize Implied Relationships in a Reading Selection

Some relationships in a reading passage will be implied and not plainly stated. These may be very difficult to understand, so watch this lesson to see clear steps to take to recognize implied relationships.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

10. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

11. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

12. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

13. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection

14. Finding Specific Details in a Reading Selection

Ever have trouble finding a specific detail in a reading selection? Often knowing the structure of the selection will help. This video lesson will give some strategies for finding specific details depending on selection structure.

Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

15. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

16. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

17. 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.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

18. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

19. 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.

Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View

20. Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View

In order to form a supported point of view on a piece of literature, you must be able to analyze and synthesize. Watch this video lesson to learn a few ways to hone those skills.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

21. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

How to Teach an Online English Course

22. How to Teach an Online English Course

An online English instructor's duties depends on the individual school. In this lesson, we will explore the ABC's of teaching an online English course, and the many challenges an instructor is likely to face.

What is Nonsense Word Fluency?

23. What is Nonsense Word Fluency?

Nonsense word fluency is one way to assess the ability of a student to read unfamiliar words. It is a short test and an easy way to predict the future literacy of a student.

Teaching Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes to Kids

24. Teaching Roots, Prefixes & Suffixes to Kids

Word parts are the foundation of our language. This lesson details various teaching methods to ensure your students learn the significance of roots, prefixes and suffixes.

What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples

25. What is an Affix? - Definition & Examples

When you read and write English, how much attention do you pay to the parts of a word? Odds are, you don't think about things like affixes! This lesson explains the types of affixes and how they are used to modify root words.

Methods of Teaching Onomatopoeia

26. Methods of Teaching Onomatopoeia

Teaching figurative language techniques can be a challenging task for some English teachers. This lesson specifically discusses methods and activities to teach students the concept of onomatopoeia.

Methods of Teaching Hyperbole

27. Methods of Teaching Hyperbole

Designing fun and creative lessons can sometimes be a challenge. This lesson describes several strategies to use in the classroom when teaching hyperbole.

Teaching Poetry in Kindergarten

28. Teaching Poetry in Kindergarten

It can be intimidating to work on something as complex as poetry with young children, but kindergartners really benefit from engaging with poems. This lesson will give you some ideas about how and why you might use poetry with your kindergarten students.

Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds

29. Teaching Short & Long Vowel Sounds

Part of learning to read is learning to distinguish sounds from one another. In this lesson, you will learn how to teach students the different sounds that vowels can make in English. You will also review some rules about how to know when the vowels make certain sounds.

Long & Short Vowels: Sounds & Word Examples

30. Long & Short Vowels: Sounds & Word Examples

You're probably familiar with all 26 letters in the alphabet, A to Z...but what do you know about the five vowels? This lesson explores the various sounds that A, E, I, O, and U make.

Inflectional Endings: Definition & Examples

31. Inflectional Endings: Definition & Examples

Inflectional endings can indicate the tense of verbs, whether a noun is plural, and whether an adjective is comparing two things. This lesson discusses these and several other inflectional endings.

What Are R-Controlled Vowels?

32. What Are R-Controlled Vowels?

When a word contains a vowel immediately followed by an 'r,' it is said to be r-controlled and is pronounced unlike long or short vowels. Teaching children about r-controlled vowels may help them learn reading and spelling.

Vowel Digraphs: Definition & Examples

33. Vowel Digraphs: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines vowel digraphs, introduces common digraphs of English, and presents common digraphs in a chart alongside example words. The lesson also introduces several basic teaching techniques for helping learners read vowel digraphs correctly.

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