Ch 3: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Alphabetic Principle

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you to remember the information about the alphabetic principle you need for the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam. Through quick video lessons and quizzes, you will remember the concepts you need to correctly answer the related questions on the exam.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Alphabetic Principle - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will be presented with opportunities to refresh your memory on the methods of letter identification, spelling development, and other related topics with brief video lessons. Short quizzes will also be provided so that you can test your knowledge of lesson concepts in preparation for the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam. By the end of this chapter, you will have remembered these topics, plus the following:

  • Alphabetic principle and reading
  • Kinds of consonants and vowels
  • Scribbling process
  • Alphabet lessons in preschool and kindergarten

Review the lesson transcripts for a closer observations of the topics. In addition to taking the chapter quizzes, you can also print out quiz worksheets and answers to study. If you have any questions while you are working through this chapter, do not hesitate to ask the instructors.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Alphabetic Principle Chapter Objectives

You will take the MTEL Foundations of Reading on a computer. The exam will include 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-ended questions. The Foundations of Reading Development section of the test is worth 35% of the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam and is one of four of the test's sections. Exam questions will measure how well you understand the alphabetic principle and letter recognition in regards to children learning to read.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Alphabetic Principle
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The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

1. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

2. Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how vowels and consonants come together to form syllables. You will also learn how you can teach this part of our language to your students.

Stages of Spelling Development

3. Stages of Spelling Development

Children don't start out knowing how to spell words. Instead, spelling (like many other skills) develops over time and with practice. Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spelling development that children go through.

The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling

4. The Processes of Scribbling & Invented Spelling

Children aren't born with the ability to spell like they are the ability to breathe or eat. In this lesson, we'll examine the processes of pre-spelling including how children move from scribbling to spelling through specific developmental steps.

The Spelling Development Process

5. The Spelling Development Process

The process of learning to spell can often be complicated and frustrating for students. With the right method of instruction and a solid understanding of the relationship between spelling and reading, spelling can be a breeze. Read on for details.

Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

6. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.

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