When teaching students to comprehend and summarize text, teachers can use a variety of activities before, during, and after reading to help students understand elements within a plot. Utilizing appropriate strategies that incorporate summarizing skills helps to increase students’ reading comprehension skills.
Use the “Reading Comprehension Template” to complete this assignment.
Part 1: Strategies
Research and summarize, in 250-500 words, a minimum of five strategies for teaching adolescent students with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Identify the conditions under which the chosen strategies are intended to be delivered (e.g., content area, class setting, required resources, if intended for a specific type of disability).
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
Part 2: Activity
Identify a group of 2-3 eighth grade students, using the “Class Profile,” who would benefit from additional instruction on reading comprehension skills.
Identify a text appropriate to use with the small group identified. You may use Appendix B of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards to help you determine an appropriate text for the lesson.
Draft a 250-500 word outline summarizing three activities to reinforce reading comprehension and summarizing skills, utilizing the identified text. Incorporate at least three of the strategies from Part 1 into your activities.
Part 3: Rationale
In 250-500 words, rationalize your instructional decisions in Part 2 of this assignment. Explain how the identified strategies and activities enhance the language development of adolescents with deficits in their reading comprehension skills. Cite the “Class Profile” where appropriate.
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