Ch 6: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Comprehension & Assessment

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Polish your skills and expand your understanding of methods for teaching reading via the lessons in the Reading Comprehension & Assessment chapter of this study guide. Use this material to help you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Comprehension & Assessment - Chapter Summary

Pick up some new ideas on teaching reading comprehension and reinforce some of the tried-and-true strategies as you work through the lessons in this chapter. Strengthen your use of scaffolding and review assessment techniques in preparation for the corresponding sections of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. You will review the following information in these lessons:

  • Methods and strategies for teaching reading comprehension
  • Explanation and activities for independent reading
  • How to scaffold reading instruction
  • Definition and illustration of metacognitive strategies
  • Factors that assist in or interfere with reading comprehension
  • Strategies for assessing students' reading comprehension

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7 Lessons in Chapter 6: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Reading Comprehension & Assessment
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. 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.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

2. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Independent Reading: Definition & Activities

3. Independent Reading: Definition & Activities

Reading abilities range from student to student. But what really separates the students with high reading ability? This lesson describes how independent readers become high achieving students.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

4. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

5. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

6. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

7. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.

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