About This Chapter
TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Selecting Materials & Resources - Chapter Summary
Get ready for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam by rediscovering how to evaluate a number of learning resources used in education. The chapter's brief video components cover the selection strategies to use for the most appropriate and effective learning materials. The chapter's content covers the following topics:
- Selecting and adapting material to meet student needs
- Positives and negatives of leveling texts
- Technology selection
- Evaluating media resources
- Assessing teacher-constructed material
- Evaluating and selecting textbooks
- Choosing primary sources
Our professional instructors effectively cover these evaluation procedures with specific examples throughout the chapter. Their goal is to enhance your understanding and retention. Once you have looked over a lesson, you can try a quick practice quiz that will give you feedback on your comprehension.
Objectives of the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Selecting Materials & Resources Chapter
The TExMaT Master Reading Teacher test looks at whether teachers have the expertise to effectively function as a reading instructor as well as a mentor to educators in the subject area. The exam is almost entirely multiple-choice with the exception of one constructed-response question dealing with a case study. The material in this chapter provides you with the information needed to answer questions about selecting learning materials.
1. Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices
Teachers commonly use leveled books to meet the needs of various learners in a literacy classroom. Leveled books are useful literacy tools, but can be disadvantageous when they are overused or utilized incorrectly.
2. Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction
How can literacy teachers evaluate books for their students to read? How can they choose the best picture and chapter books for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll answer these questions by looking at how to evaluate books' content and presentation.
3. Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction
The process of choosing textbooks for a classroom can be an intimidating one. Let's take the stress out of selecting textbooks! We'll examine the types of literacy textbooks and criteria for selecting the best textbook for literacy instruction.
4. Appraising Teacher-Made Materials for Literacy Instruction
What happens when a teacher can't find the materials they need in a store? This lesson examines teacher-made materials, including common types, advantages, and how to create the most effective teacher-created materials for the classroom.
5. Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction
As many teachers know, using technology in the classroom is full of benefits and challenges. In this lesson, we'll examine using technology and online resources in the literacy classroom, including how to evaluate technology for classroom use.
6. Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction
Handling primary sources is an important skill for students to develop. But how can teachers choose which primary sources to use? Watch this video to learn more about primary sources, including their benefits and how to evaluate them.
7. Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction
Media and literacy can go hand-in-hand, creating an engaging classroom of learning. But, how can teachers choose the best media for their classroom? In this lesson, we'll examine media use in the literacy classroom, including criteria for choosing instructional media.
8. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs
Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.
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- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Comprehension Strategies
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- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Design & Delivery
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Teaching & Assessing Diverse Learners
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Assessment
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development
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