Ch 4: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Reading Comprehension

About This Chapter

Improve your reading comprehension skills and get ready to teach reading to adults. This chapter will prepare you for questions on the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination. View the online text and video lessons, and take the short quizzes.

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Utilize this chapter and its text and video lessons as a study resource prior to sitting for the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination. As you seek the expertise necessary to teach adults who struggle with reading as well as more advanced learners, enhance your ability to grasp the main points of a passage. This chapter's text and video lessons focus on metacognitive strategies, the steps involved in effective reading comprehension and the use of structural analysis. Studying and reviewing the material could help you to:

  • Implement metacognitive strategies
  • Understand word meanings through the use of structural analysis
  • Paraphrase information correctly
  • Discuss the meaning of reading comprehension
  • Put reading comprehension strategies into practice
  • Absorb reading comprehension teaching strategies
  • Study monitoring strategies and methods for teaching vocabulary words
  • Select relevant written works for adult learners
  • Develop instructional strategies as well as techniques for assessing your adult students' academic performances
  • Compare reading and writing for adults

You can review familiar subjects and pick up new teaching strategies when you watch and study these video and text lessons. Instructors who have years of experience deliver the online lessons and provide insightful answers to your questions on reading comprehension. Self-paced and convenient, the lessons can be accessed via your wired or wireless technology. Completing the five-question quizzes could prepare you to answer similar questions on the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination.

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Reading Comprehension Chapter Objectives

The first subarea of the MTEL Adult Basic Education examination is worth 15% of the whole score. Named English Language Arts, the subarea consists of 14 - 16 multiple-choice questions and four objectives. The last of these objective sections will measure your understanding of strategies for teaching reading and vocabulary along with your ability to choose appropriate reading content for adult students.

Overall, the examination has five subareas that are composed of 100 multiple-choice questions, and one subarea with two open-response items. The computer-administered test will take about four hours to finish, not including the 15 additional minutes that are allotted for watching a tutorial.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Reading Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

1. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

2. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

What is Paraphrasing? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Paraphrasing? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what a paraphrase is and how to accurately paraphrase information. Take a look at some examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is Reading Comprehension?

4. What is Reading Comprehension?

When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

5. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

6. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

7. Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

There's much more to reading than simply sounding out words. Novice readers must also learn how to self-monitor for comprehension. Today's lesson takes a look at how the use of pausing, self-questioning, and self-diagnosis can help them in this process.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

8. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Choosing Reading Materials for Adult Learners

9. Choosing Reading Materials for Adult Learners

This lesson provides information on how to choose reading materials for adult learners. You'll explore adult learner characteristics, adult learning theory, and how to consider these when choosing reading material.

Assessing Adult Readers: Considerations & Tools

10. Assessing Adult Readers: Considerations & Tools

This lesson illustrates the adult reader needs and how assessments play a vital role in their development. We will look at four different assessment tools - alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension.

Teaching Methods to Promote Reading Skills in Adults

11. Teaching Methods to Promote Reading Skills in Adults

This is a detailed lesson on the five basic principles used to promote reading skills in adults. We will break down reading comprehension and what type of instructional strategies are needed to engage adult non-readers.

Drawing Connections Between Reading & Writing for Adults

12. Drawing Connections Between Reading & Writing for Adults

Reading and Writing are highly integrated skills that involve the manipulation of words and the ideas they express in groups and paragraphs. The texts we read give us models for effective writing, and the writing we do helps us understand how to effectively reach the reader.

Chapter Practice Exam
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