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The Reading Process & Comprehension Strategies - Chapter Summary
Reading is a skill learned through a comprehensive process best taught during key stages of development. Explore this process and evaluate useful teaching strategies that promote reading comprehension in this informative chapter.
Each lesson outlines specific, relevant topics about the reading development process, including word recognition, decoding, oral fluency and vocabulary acquisition. The chapter will also help you identify essential reading comprehension skills students need. Instructors will guide you via useful, effective strategies to advance reading development including:
- Improving reading fluency through classroom reading techniques
- Teaching vocabulary and word analysis
- Reading comprehension strategies
- Developing critical thinking skills
- Utilizing textual evidence to interpret information
- Presenting literary texts
While the lessons are brief, they are still thorough, so take the opportunity to pause at the end of each to assess how well you understand the information by taking the lesson quizzes. Once you've completed all lessons, take the comprehensive chapter exam to identify areas you may want to re-examine. These assessments contain embedded links that direct you to specific topics for further review. You also have the option of printing worksheets for offline study.
1. What is Word Recognition? - Stages & Skills
In this lesson, we'll learn the stages of word recognition that students will experience as they grow from young children who are just beginning to see the relationship between letters and sounds to fluent readers.
2. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies
Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.
3. Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension
Oral reading fluency is an important element of reading comprehension. This lesson will explore that connection for teachers seeking to improve oral fluency with their students.
4. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency
Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.
5. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary
In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.
6. How to Teach Vocabulary Words
Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.
7. Vocabulary Strategies: Word Analysis, Word Choice & Exposure
The days of pulling words from a vocabulary workbook are over. In this lesson we will identify and distinguish between the strategies of word analysis, author's word choice, and multiple exposures as tools for teaching vocabulary.
8. What is Reading Comprehension?
When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.
9. Essential Reading Comprehension Skills
Students need to understand what they read. This lesson identifies essential comprehension skills teachers should focus on during instruction and shows how they're used in a classroom.
10. 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.
11. Teaching Reading: 3-Minute Pause & Think-Alouds
The three minute pause and think-alouds are reading strategies that help students become better readers. This lesson outlines what they are, how they work and how to use these techniques in classrooms.
12. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
13. Textual Evidence & Interpreting an Informational Text
In this lesson, we will explore informational texts. Along the way, we will discover a few tips to make reading this type of text easier, and we will pay special attention to textual evidence.
14. Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension
Comprehension is one of the major elements of reading, and in order to get students to improve their comprehension, you need to present them with good reading material. This lesson will acquaint you with the use and benefits of literary texts.
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