Ch 5: Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts

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Our study chapter on teaching the basics of English Language Arts will help you understand important literary information. You can review the lessons as often as you want to make sure you understand the material.

Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts - Chapter Summary

Use the engaging lessons in this chapter to get up to speed on topics related to teaching language arts. Our experienced instructors will lead you through lessons on:

  • Types of literary genres
  • How to teach children about the literary genres
  • Characteristics of the three types of fiction
  • History of children's literature
  • Finding the right text to teach reading
  • Educational value in fables and folktales
  • Differences between biographies and autobiographies
  • How to visualize text
  • How teachers can help connect reading and writing

You can view and review the engaging lessons as often as you want. The written lesson transcripts include bold terms that stress certain key areas of the lesson. Our lessons are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors. They are available to answer any questions you may have - just submit your question under the teacher tabs of the lessons.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts
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Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.

How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

2. How to Teach Literary Genres: Techniques & Activities

To help your students become lifelong readers, you are going to have to teach them about different genres of literature. This lesson will provide some strategies, techniques and activities for teaching literary genres to your students.

Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

3. Types of Fiction: Novels, Novellas & Short Stories

Learn how fiction is organized by length into three categories: novels, novellas and short stories. Explore the general characteristics of each type, and learn about some famous examples.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

4. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

5. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

6. The Fable, Folktale, Myth, Legend: Differences and Examples

In this lesson, learn about fables, folktales, myths and legends, stories that entertain and serve instructive or educational purposes. Discover how these types of stories differ from one another and about their prevalence throughout the world.

Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

7. Non-Fiction as Literary Form: Definition and Examples

Although non-fiction might seem fairly straightforward, there are quite a few different genres within non-fiction that are easy to confuse. With this in mind, we'll consider the similarities and differences between biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, essays, and journalism.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

8. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

9. Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

Reading and writing are intimately connected to each other. While this may seem intuitive to many adults, this isn't always clear to children. In this lesson, we'll look at what teachers can do in the classroom to help students with both.

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