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MTEL English: Motivating Students to Read - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to review numerous ways in which you can both teach and encourage your students to read. This chapter will present examples of motivating factors and explain methods for specific situations. The following topics will be covered in these lessons:
- Types of motivators
- Children's literature
- Role of stories in literacy development
- Tips for struggling readers
In order to use this chapter most effectively, read the full transcripts that accompany each brief video lesson. These lessons are directed by our subject-matter experts and provide you with the opportunity to test your comprehension with short self-assessment quizzes.
MTEL English: Motivating Students to Read - Chapter Objectives
The MTEL English test assesses your understanding of the English language as you attempt to attain your license to teach it. Roughly 12% of the test focuses on reading theory, instruction, and research. One of the main objectives within this domain is to demonstrate an understanding of reading instruction, the role of children's literature in this process, and how to motivate students to read. The content of this chapter's lessons relate directly to this objective and will strengthen your capabilities of answering any pertinent questions on the exam. Through viewing these video lessons and answering the questions on the practice quizzes, you will be well prepared for this portion of the MTEL English exam.
1. Motivators for Students: Examples & Types
Learn about motivators for students and the different types. Find out how to inspire motivation in students. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
2. Intrinsic Motivators: Examples & Overview
What are intrinsic motivators and why are they important? This lesson takes you through the definition, the significance, and some examples of intrinsic motivators.
3. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.
4. The Role of Literature in Learning to Read
Literature is an important part of teaching children to read. There are many different activities that involve literature that teachers and parents can do with students to help them get interested and keep on reading.
5. Methods for Helping Struggling Readers
Reading can be a difficult subject for students, and at times their frustrations can get lost in a large classroom. This lesson will discuss helpful methods to provide support for struggling readers. These methods can be used at home, for private tutoring or in a classroom setting.
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- MTEL English: Old & Middle English Literature
- MTEL English: Renaissance Literature
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- MTEL English: Authors & Poets of the Romantic Period
- MTEL English: Victorian Literature
- MTEL English: Contemporary British Literature
- MTEL English: Ancient Greek Literature
- MTEL English: Ancient World Literature
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- MTEL English: Characteristics of Literature
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- MTEL English: Elements of Non-Fiction
- MTEL English: Drama as Literature
- MTEL English: Elements of Poetry
- MTEL English: Types of Poetry
- MTEL English: Interpreting Prose
- MTEL English: Literary Devices
- MTEL English: Literary Theory & Criticism
- MTEL English: Language Acquisition
- MTEL English: Principles of Rhetoric
- MTEL English: The Essay Writing Process
- MTEL English: Types of Compositions
- MTEL English: Writing Conventions
- MTEL English: Language & Reading Processes
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