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- Available Lessons: 279
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
- New lessons are still being added
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Course SummaryWe can help you get ready to take the MTTC Reading exam with this informative study guide course. Each text and video lesson is accompanied by a multiple-choice quiz so you can see where you need to study and what you need to work on to get a great score on exam day.
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About This Course
This course covers the material assessed on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading exam. You can review topics and improve your knowledge of reading instruction concepts that Michigan requires for certification in this area, including learning theories, factors that affect student learning, and reading comprehension strategies. Help from one of our experts is available through the Dashboard if you need any assistance along the way.
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Syllabus & Course Information
If you're looking for help preparing for the MTTC Reading exam, this test prep course can help. Some of the topics presented here include developing and promoting literacy, grammar, spelling and punctuation, and assessments. This study guide offers a convenient and enjoyable way to prepare you to:
- Outline the reading process
- Detail literature analysis and literary texts
- Discuss concepts in phonics
- Identify grammar, vocabulary, spelling, and writing rules
- Understand language development and learning theories
- Describe reading comprehension
- Define study techniques
- Teach comprehension effectively
- Detail oral communication and language use
- Explain how to develop a reading curriculum
- Outline student assessment methods
- Describe professional development for reading teachers
We've included 262 bite-sized lessons, divided by subject into 28 chapters, in order to provide you with a comprehensive resource for the MTTC Reading exam. Before you sit for the test, answer the questions on the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to see if you're ready.
MTTC Reading Exam Information
The state of Michigan requires that all prospective teachers seeking teacher certification to teach reading pass the MTTC Reading exam, which is offered as a paper test or a computer-based test with questions divided among six subareas.
- Number of Questions: 100 questions
- Question Type: Multiple-choice questions
- Time Limit: Two hours and 30 minutes for the computer-based test; up to four hours and 30 minutes for the paper-based test
- Exam Cost: $130 for the computer-based test; $75 for the paper-based test
MTTC Reading Exam Breakdown
|MTTC Reading Exam Concept||Percent of the MTTC Reading Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Meaning and Communication||19%||19 questions||51|
|Genres and Craft of Literature and Language||15%||15 questions||40|
|Skills and Processes||18%||18 questions||60|
|Professional, Program, & Curriculum Development||15%||15 questions||31|
About the Exam
MTTC Reading Exam Preparation & Registration
This series of lessons will help you refresh your knowledge of the material covered on the MTTC Reading exam. Our short lessons look at topics you probably encountered in college, but our expert instructors may offer some information that is new to you, too.
Lessons explore how children develop language skills, strategies for reading instruction and ways to help students with learning disabilities. You'll look at how to develop listening skills in students as well as ways to help them with writing and build their vocabularies. Our instructors also help you learn more about types of assessments and how to use data to improve classroom performance. Following each lesson is a quiz that lets you test your learning and see where additional review is required.
To register, you'll need to create an account on the MTTC website. The test is offered four times a year at sites throughout Michigan. Regular registration closes about six weeks prior to the test date. Later registration is possible, but carries an extra fee. You'll answer some questions, choose a test date and site and pay for the test when you register. You'll also be able to designate institutions to receive your test scores. An e-mail that confirms your testing information will be sent to you when registration is completed. Print it and bring it with you on test day, along with several sharpened #2 pencils and a government-issued photo ID.
MTTC Reading Exam Scoring
About four weeks after taking the test, score reports will be posted to your MTTC account on the website. A passing score is 220 or higher. The institutions you requested at registration will be notified on this date, too.
Meaning and Communication
Percentage of test questions: 19%
Exam topics covered: The reading process, the social and cultural aspects of language, the integrated nature of language arts, factors that can impact student learning, stages of literacy development, factors that can influence literacy and language development, different uses of language, and how to evaluate the appropriateness of language.
What you'll study: Our study guide looks at the steps in learning to read, theories of learning, the six language arts, integrated language arts activities, factors that impact student learning, definition of language, language acquisition, how to support emergent literacy in children, phonemes, morphemes, characteristics of effective language, and the impact of word choice.
Genres and Craft of Literature and Language
Percentage of test questions: 15%
Exam topics covered: Characteristics of children's and young adult literature, how various narrative genres can be used to teach reading, how authors use mechanics and craft to convey meaning, and ways to promote a love of reading in children.
What you'll study: These video lessons examine how genres affect meaning, themes of children's literature, literary motifs, non-fiction, how to use text to interpret meaning, ways to analyze a passage of literature, strategies for using text to teach reading comprehension, strategies for motivating students to read, and components of a respectful learning environment.
Skills and Processes
Percentage of test questions: 18%
Exam topics covered: Strategies for creating a literate environment in the classroom, stages of literacy, second language acquisition, the writing process, how to promote literacy as a lifelong skill, reading comprehension strategies and study strategies.
What you'll study: Look at ways to promote reading fluency, how to teach decoding as a reading strategy, how to develop prosody, strategies for improving study skills, how to read charts and graphs, critical thinking skills, how to draw conclusions from a reading passage and how to determine cause and effect in our lessons.
Percentage of test questions: 18%
Exam topics covered: Theories of literacy instruction, reading comprehension strategies, methods of overcoming difficulties when conveying meaning, how to teach listening strategies, ways to promote vocabulary skills and acquisition, and ways to empower learners of all abilities
What you'll study: This study guide includes information on how to teach speaking and listening skills, ways to promote written and oral communication, grammar and parts of speech, spelling and punctuation, development of writing skills, how to teach vocabulary skills, including ways to build vocabulary in English Language Learners (ELL) and vocabulary activities for middle schoolers.
Percentage of test questions: 15%
Exam topics covered: Assessment practices based on learning theories and research, classroom assessment techniques, how to help students with self-assessments and ways to use assessment results in the classroom
What you'll study: This study guide includes lessons on forms of assessment, qualities of good assessments, the use and misuse of classroom assessments, high-stakes testing, various types of assessments for reading, how to assess reading materials and how to use data to inform instruction.
Professional, Program, Curriculum Development
Percentage of test questions: 15%
Exam topics covered: Ways to help students with reading difficulties, how to help students respect their own cultures and languages and those of others, strategies to encourage family involvement in promoting literacy development, professional interactions and behavior, professional organizations for educators and ways to assist paraprofessionals
What you'll study: How to teach readers with special needs, tips for conducting parent-teacher conferences, records and reports that reading teachers should maintain, how to staff reading programs, professional organizations, curriculum design, curriculum mapping and grouping strategies are among the topics covered in our study guide.
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