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MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
Study this chapter to refresh your understanding of different types of research-based reading instruction. These lessons will present numerous strategies on which the MTEL English exam may test you. Topics discussed in these lessons include:
- Using visualization to teach reading
- Teaching reading comprehension
- Activities for independent reading
- Various strategies and examples for reading instruction
To most effectively utilize these brief video lessons in your studies, read the accompanying full transcripts to reiterate what you've learned. At the end of each lesson, take the short self-assessment quizzes to ascertain how well you comprehend the content you've reviewed.
MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction - Chapter Objectives
On the MTEL English exam, your knowledge of the English language and your ability to teach it will be assessed. Of the 100 multiple-choice and two free response questions on the test, 12% relate to reading theory, instruction, and research. An objective found within this domain is the ability to demonstrate an understanding of research-based theories for reading instruction. The lessons in this chapter will review several of these theories in an attempt to prepare you for the questions on the exam. Taking the self-assessment quizzes at the end of the lessons will help you practice answering questions about research-based reading instruction in the same format as the MTEL English test.
1. Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers
Learning to read is a complex process that balances multiple components, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling, assessment, and engagement.
2. Expository Approaches to Instruction
Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.
3. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
4. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction
Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the 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.
5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
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.
7. Independent Reading: Definition & Activities
Reading abilities range from student to student. But what really separates the students with high reading ability? This lesson describes how independent readers become high achieving students.
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