Ch 16: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Emergent Literacy

About This Chapter

This chapter on emergent literacy is designed to help you prepare for the related portions of the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam, with engaging video lessons conducted by professional instructors that hit on all the topics relevant to what you'll encounter on the subject within the test.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary

This chapter examines the ways you can best support the emerging literacy of students, with simple-to-follow lessons guiding you towards an enhanced understanding of the related topics you'll want to be familiar with going into the MTEL Foundations of Reading exam, including:

  • Supporting emergent literacy
  • Choral reading, repeated reading, and assisted reading
  • Activities to promote emergent literacy
  • Resources to support emergent literacy in the classroom
  • Phases of emergent literacy
  • Steps in learning to read

To make sure you're understanding the content correctly, each lesson comes with a practice quiz that you can use to check your comprehension before moving on. These quizzes are also a great way to get familiarized with the sort of questions you'll be answering on the exam, and if you get an answer wrong on any of these quizzes, you'll be given the option to jump right back to the point of the lesson that deals with the topic.

6 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Emergent Literacy
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Phases of Emergent Literacy

1. Phases of Emergent Literacy

Teachers who work with young children can be more effective if they understand how emergent literacy works. This lesson will acquaint you with the phases of emergent literacy.

Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

2. Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

Emergent readers and writers are exciting to work with! This lesson will give you some ideas about what activities best promote emergent literacy. You will learn about activities for promoting oral language as well as reading and writing.

Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

3. Activities with a Role in Emergent Reading

Learning to read can be a difficult journey for many. As experienced readers, there are things we can do to help them on their way. This lesson discusses the emergent reading strategies of lap reading, shared reading, and guided reading.

Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

4. Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

Hearing what you're reading and reading can help readers build fluency and accuracy in their reading. In this lesson, we'll look at three audio reading activities for classroom use: choral reading, repeated reading, and audio-assisted reading.

Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

5. Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

When teaching young children to read, educators need to have a tool bag bursting at the seams. What types of resources can be used to help emergent readers, and what does that look like in a classroom? Read on for details.

Steps in Learning to Read

6. Steps in Learning to Read

Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

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