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TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Design & Delivery - Chapter Summary
The activities of this chapter have been compose to aid in your review of the instructional techniques used to teach children how to read as well as common instructional and reading strategies. Start by watching lesson videos about these techniques and strategies to help you prepare for questions on the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam about:
- Activities of differentiated instruction
- Reading strategies involving visualization
- Big picture and close reading strategies
- Scaffolding reading instruction
- Advancing creativity in the classroom
- Advance organizers
- Promoting reading fluency
- Using reading interest inventories
- Creating connections between texts and students
If you have any questions about the topics of this chapter, be sure to send them to our professional instructors so that they can clarify any confusion you may have. Further fortify your understanding of the material by completing the lesson worksheets and quizzes that accompany the lesson videos. Using the results from your lesson quizzes, find out what topics you don't understand, and then return to the lesson videos via video tags to reinforce your understanding of these areas. For an alternative review of the material, read over the written lesson transcripts of these lessons.
1. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities
This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.
2. 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.
3. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies
In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'
4. Close Reading: Strategies & Techniques
In this lesson you will learn what it is to read closely. You will explore strategies and techniques for close reading a text, including highlighting anything that is surprising to you and asking and answering questions about the text.
5. 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.
6. How to Advance Creativity in a Learning Environment
Students in a classroom can attempt to solve problems in a wide variety of creative ways. This lesson defines creativity and then covers barriers to thinking creatively, including response sets and functional fixedness. Finally, the lesson discusses different types of creative problem solving, including brainstorming and working backward.
7. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
8. Higher Level Questions for Reading
This lesson will highlight some higher-level questions that can be used for reading comprehension. Higher-level questions require students to think critically about the story or text that they are reading. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
9. How to Answer Multiple Choice Questions About Literature: Test-Taking Strategies
In this lesson, we will examine test taking strategies involved in answering multiple-choice questions about literature. Breaking the process down into manageable parts, we will take a look at the literary text, the question itself, and then the given choices.
10. Language Arts Teaching Strategies
Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.
11. Activities that Promote Reading Fluency
Learning to read can be a fun and exciting experience for young students. Providing activities that promote reading fluency helps to improve a child's skill.
12. Authentic Learning Activities: Examples & Concept
In this lesson, we will see how authentic learning activities take class material into the real world, what some examples of these activities are, and why they are so valuable to students.
13. How to Use a Reading Interest Inventory
Teaching reading skills isn't enough if students aren't excited about reading. In this lesson, we'll look at one technique teachers can use to evaluate and increase reading interests and discover how to implement it. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.
14. Connecting Texts, Students & the World Around Them
Good readers automatically connect what they are reading with their own life, the world around them, and other texts. In this lesson, we'll examine the three main types of connections, and how teachers can help students learn them.
15. Influences on Constructing Meaning
Learning to read requires much more than phonemic awareness. Students must also be able to construct meaning. This lesson takes a look at this process by examining the influences of prior knowledge, sociocultural differences, and linguistic understanding.
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- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Teaching & Assessing Diverse Learners
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Assessment
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- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development
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