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Ch 10: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Selecting Materials & Resources

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Become familiar with the best practices for choosing various learning materials in the classroom with the content in this chapter. The lessons and quizzes can prepare you for the related questions on the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam.

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.

8 Lessons in Chapter 10: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Selecting Materials & Resources
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Leveling Texts: Pros & Cons, Implementation & Best Practices

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.

Evaluating Chapter & Picture Books for Literacy Instruction

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.

Selecting Textbooks for Literacy Instruction

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.

Appraising Teacher-Made Materials 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.

Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

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.

Reviewing Primary Sources for Literacy Instruction

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.

Choosing Media Sources for Literacy Instruction

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.

How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

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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