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Ch 34: MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to review types of research-based reading instruction on which the MTEL English exam may test you. These lessons provide examples and explanations of several strategies for reading instruction.

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.

10 Lessons in Chapter 34: MTEL English: Research-Based Reading Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

1. Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

There are numerous reading strategies that teachers utilize in the classroom, many of which have been proven through research to be effective. Analyze the reading learning strategies of phonics, vocabulary, reading and writing comprehension, and continuous improvement.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

2. Expository Approaches to Instruction

The expository instruction approaches are designed to present to students all the important information they need to be focusing on by an expert. Learn about the definition and the characteristics of effective expository instruction, how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning, and why instructors often use advance organizers to help students when introduced to a new lesson.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

3. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

There are different instructional strategies for teachers to keep their students' attention. Explore the four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom, including expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction, and collaborative instruction.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

4. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

For students who struggle with reading, scaffolding reading can be an effective teaching technique. Learn strategies for scaffolding reading instruction. Review using word studies, background information, graphic organizers, reading aloud, and small groups to understand how to use scaffolding reading techniques to help students master the ability to read.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

5. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

Visualization is an effective reading strategy to support reading comprehension. This lesson will explore the definition, purpose, and benefits of visualization, as well as explain how to visualize while reading.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

6. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension includes identifying key information from a given text. Learn how to improve reading comprehension by teaching steps and activities to complete before, during, and after reading.

Using the Phonics Approach to Reading Instruction

7. Using the Phonics Approach to Reading Instruction

Reading instructions can focus on phonics, the individual components of words, and their associated sounds. Learn about phonics and the milestones and approaches taken when providing reading instruction.

Different Strategies to Support Effective Reading

8. Different Strategies to Support Effective Reading

Effective reading translates into successful comprehension. Using reading techniques, readers can retain and better understand information. In this lesson, we'll cover two strategies to support effective reading, so you can successfully build on your education.

Independent Reading: Definition & Activities

9. 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.

Communication & Collaboration in Academic Discussions

10. Communication & Collaboration in Academic Discussions

In this lesson, we will identify characteristics, elements, and features of effective communication and collaboration in academic discussions with diverse partners. We will discuss specific strategies for effective collaborative communication in discussion groups.

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