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Ch 11: MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Let us help you review foundational topics relating to strategies and principles of reading instruction with our short video lessons and self-assessment quizzes. Reviewing these topics can help you prepare for the MTTC Reading Specialist exam.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to test what you know, and teach you new strategies for helping students develop strong reading skills. The chapter focuses on basic strategies for planning and implementing reading programs. In these lessons, you can expect to review:

  • Planning and executing reading programs
  • Identifying ways to help struggling readers
  • Summarizing techniques for building reading habits
  • The alphabetic principle
  • The use of sight words
  • Ways to improve reading fluency

The material is delivered via fun and informative videos. The quizzes present the opportunity for you to practice answering questions just as you would on the actual Reading Specialist exam.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction Chapter Objectives

This Foundations of Reading Instruction chapter will help you review what you need to know to develop and deliver reading curricula to Michigan students. By studying the topics in this chapter, you should be prepared to answer questions on the MTTC Reading Specialist exam that relate to instruction, program and curriculum development.

The subareas in which you will find these types of questions reflect a total of 40% of the questions on the exam, which is a required certification test for aspiring reading instructors in the state. The Reading Specialist exam is paper-based and consists of 100 multiple choice questions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction
How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

1. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

Steps in Learning to Read

2. Steps in Learning to Read

Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

3. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

4. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

5. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

6. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

7. Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

One of the most important ways to help emergent readers gain in competence and fluency is by promoting their awareness of sight words. In this lesson, learn how to assess students' knowledge of sight words and how to promote development of automaticity.

Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

8. Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

Learning to read can be a fun and exciting experience for young students. Providing activities that promote reading fluency helps to improve a child's skill.

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