About This Chapter
Instructional Strategies for Language Skills - Chapter Summary
Help your student improve their reading and writing skills using the strategies outlined in these lessons. You will read about the following:
- Using the before, during and after, think-aloud, and written steps instruction methods
- Teaching language learning with simulation and role-play
- Implementing write-to-discover techniques
- Reinforcing understanding with journaling, log writing, and free writing
Use the end-of-lesson quizzes and chapter tests to reinforce what you gain from these quick, informative and engagingly presented lessons. Our instructors are acknowledged experts and are available for consultation if you so desire.
How It Helps
- Reinforces retention: By implementing reflective writing techniques, you help your students to solidify new concepts and retain what they have learned.
- Facilitates reading improvement: Through the use of think-alouds and 3-minute pause techniques, you can enhance comprehension of written material.
- Enhances writing skills: Using the written steps process will enable you to help your students produce quality written work.
When you have completed this chapter, you will:
- Understand and implement reflective writing in the classroom
- Use simulation and role-play effectively
- Employ during and after technique to enhance reading comprehension
- Use the written steps technique to hone students' writing skills
1. 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.
2. Teaching Reading: Before, During & After Technique
Teachers can help students better understand and succeed in reading when they instruct before, during and after reading. This lesson will describe how to use this technique and provide examples for use in the classroom.
3. Teaching Writing: the Written Steps Technique
Writing is not an inherently known skill. This lesson covers five steps in the writing process. It will give you insight on how to teach students to write.
4. Teaching Techniques for Language Learning
In this lesson we discuss several popular and effective methods, approaches, and teaching techniques that can help your students learn a new language.
5. Reflective Writing Strategies to Show Student Understanding
Teachers can use students' writing for many purposes. One of these, reflective writing, is a great way to get a pulse on student learning. This lesson defines reflective writing and shows how it can be used to reflect student understanding.
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Other chapters within the Effective Instructional Strategies for Teachers course
- Basic Principles of Instruction
- Instructional Planning
- Teacher-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Student-Centered Instructional Strategies
- Cross-Curricular & Content-Specific Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for Student Achievement
- Tools & Techniques for the Classroom
- Integrated Learning in the Classroom
- Technology for the Classroom
- Learning Environments