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Reading instruction technology_based_supports


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Reading instruction technology_based_supports

  1. 1. Ch. 4 Reading Instruction: Technology Based Supports for Classroom Instruction Presented by: Lakita Reese
  2. 2. Essential Questions How can the Lexile Framework support student achievement? How can technology be used to enhance reading skills? What are some benefits of using technology to support reading instruction?
  3. 3. Goals After completing this module, you will be able to: Explain the benefit of using the Lexile Framework. Identify technology tools that support building reading skills and explain how these tools are beneficial to students.
  4. 4. Importance of Reading Literacy skills are needed in almost every facet of life. Reading and comprehending instructions Reading road signs Completing job applications Reading and comprehending important legal and personal documents Reading skills open doors for better jobs, higher salaries, and higher socio-economic status.
  5. 5. Presentation Outline Levels of Language and Discourse Tools for Measuring Students' Reading Proficiency Computer Interventions for Reading Instruction
  6. 6. Levels of Language and Discourse Words (Parts of Speech, word composition, word meaning) Syntax (noun-phrases, verb phrases, prepositional phrases) Textbase- (semantic meaning, explicit propositions or clauses) Situation model- (images and mental simulations of events, situations conveyed in text) Genre & rhetorical structure- (theme, moral, or point of discourse; narrative, persuasive, and expository writing) Pragmatic communication- (goals of the author, attitudes and beliefs such as humor and sarcasm)
  7. 7. Tools for Measuring Students' Reading Proficiency Coh-Metrix - a tool that analyzes text on levels 1-5 of the Levels of Language and Discourse Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) & Lexile Scores - tools used to assess reading complexity and assigns a number to text based on their difficulty
  8. 8. Computer Interventions for Reading Instruction iSTART- web-based training program to enhance reading comprehension A2i- web-based evaluation program
  9. 9. Conclusion In conclusion, reading is an essential skill that is needed to be productive and successful in our society. Therefore, it is important for educators to provide the appropriate support and instruction to help today's students become skillful readers. Furthermore, it is important that teachers understand the levels of reading in order to properly diagnose reading problems and select the appropriate technology tools to meet those specific problems. In addition, there are various types of technology to support and enhance reading skills in the classroom.
  10. 10. References Course Textbook Dede, C. (2012). Reading Instruction: Technology-Based Supports for Classroom Instruction. Digital teaching platforms: customizing classroom learning for each student (pp. 71-85). New York: Teachers College Press Websites: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. (2012). Guide to evaluation products. Retrieved from NEA. (n.d.). No 'best wa'y to teach reading. Retrieved from Images by:
  11. 11. Activities Visit the Goals/Activities page of the module to complete the assigned activities.