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Ch 5: Text Comprehension Instruction Techniques

About This Chapter

Get reacquainted with techniques used to teach text comprehension by reviewing this chapter. Lessons make it easy to understand the basics of reading comprehension, differentiated instruction, student fluency, assessing text complexity and more.

Text Comprehension Instruction Techniques - Chapter Summary

When helping students develop text comprehension, it's good to have access to a variety of instructional techniques and strategies. Use the lessons in this chapter to ensure you have a quality understanding of steps educators can take to teach reading comprehension and fluency and measure student progress in these areas. This chapter explores methods for instruction along with activities educators can use to help students learn. Completing this chapter ensures you're able to:

  • Explain the factors that help and hinder reading comprehension
  • Assess the comprehension level of students by using verbal strategies
  • Understand what constitutes effective questioning techniques in the classroom
  • Apply strategies for addressing the reading comprehension needs of students
  • Improve reading comprehension by teaching reading fluency
  • Know which activities and tools can be used to increase students' reading comprehension
  • Measure text complexity, and understand reader and task variables in a text selection
  • Select the right texts for reading comprehension
  • Utilize techniques for assessing student fluency

Watch entertaining video lessons or review fun texts to strengthen your knowledge of the text comprehension instruction techniques covered in this chapter. Each lesson covers a different topic to ensure you're able to absorb information at a comfortable pace. Review the lessons in any sequence and as often as needed to fully understand this chapter's topics. When ready, assess your knowledge by taking multiple-choice quizzes.

9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Text Comprehension Instruction Techniques
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

1. 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.

Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

2. Oral Language Activities & Reading Comprehension

A student's reading comprehension abilities can be difficult for any teacher to evaluate. This lesson discusses verbal strategies for assessing a student's comprehension level.

Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

3. Effective Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

Asking questions is one of the best ways to promote student learning, no matter the age group! This lesson will help you understand how to figure out what questions to ask and when, as well as how to make effective questioning a part of your teaching that you can do instinctively.

Reading Comprehension & Differentiated Instruction

4. Reading Comprehension & Differentiated Instruction

This lesson discusses identifying and applying differentiation strategies that address the needs of individual students. Our focus will be on reading comprehension, as well as the use of comprehension strategies.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

5. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension

Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Activities & Organization

6. Reading Comprehension Activities & Organization

Watch this video lesson to learn about various activities and tools you can use to help increase your students' reading comprehension. Also, learn about a formal assessment you can use to test a particular student's reading comprehension level.

Measuring Text Complexity

7. Measuring Text Complexity

This lesson focuses on the necessary components used by educators to measure a text's level of complexity. Using a three part model, teachers across the nation are digging into what truly makes a text grade appropriate, yet rigorous, for a student to read.

Selecting Texts for Reading Comprehension

8. Selecting Texts for Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we'll go over strategies for selecting texts for your students. We'll cover pre-reading strategies, as well as during-reading strategies and post-reading activities that can help reinforce reading comprehension.

Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

9. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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