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Ch 19: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literacy-Rich Environments

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This study chapter on creating literacy-rich environments can help you prepare for the MTEL Foundations of Reading test. Our experienced instructors take you through ways to optimize the classroom experience in order to help create lifelong readers.

MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literacy-Rich Environments - Chapter Summary

Review these lessons to explore various methods of teaching reading skills, creating an ideal environment to support reading education, and fostering a love of reading in your students. The material covered in this chapter relates directly to Subarea III - Reading Assessment and Instruction on the MTEL Foundations of Reading test. These comprehensive video lessons offer an engaging way to study the following topics:

  • Development of learning and reading habits
  • Motivation of student learning
  • Differentiated instruction for student needs
  • Tools for reading comprehension and literacy development
  • Safe, supportive, and respectful learning environments
  • Encouragement of positive attitudes about reading
  • Children's books and reading development
  • Activities for responding to literature and emergent literacy development
  • Creation of a classroom library

The videos in this chapter are available for unlimited review and come with written transcripts to enhance your comprehension and retention of the information presented. Our lesson quizzes come with a feature that links back to the lesson so you can review missed questions. The instructors are also available to answer your questions through the system.

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literacy-Rich Environments
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Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

1. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

2. Using Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation to Enhance Learning

Why do you want to learn about educational psychology? Do you enjoy reading about different theories and practices? Do you have to pass this class in order to receive a degree? Our behaviors are driven by intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. In this lesson, distinguish between these types of motivation and learn how they can enhance learning.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

3. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

4. Using Literary Texts to Teach Reading Comprehension

Comprehension is one of the major elements of reading, and in order to get students to improve their comprehension, you need to present them with good reading material. This lesson will acquaint you with the use and benefits of literary texts.

Using Technology for Literacy Development

5. Using Technology for Literacy Development

Technology is being used in almost every way imaginable to improve our lives.This has thankfully been the case in education, where technology has been used to improve literacy. Find out how this is so in this lesson.

Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

6. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading

We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.

Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

7. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance

Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.

Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

8. Creating a Respectful Learning Environment

What is respect? How can teachers create a respectful learning environment? Teachers, students, and schools all play a role in fostering respect for others in academic settings. This lesson offers useful strategies for promoting inclusion and respectful behavior in schools.

How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

9. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development

When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.

Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

10. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature

A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.

Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

11. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas

All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.

Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

12. Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

The more exposure young children have to written language, the better accustomed they'll become to the relationship between the written word and spoken language. In this lesson, we'll look at classroom activities that use written language to support emergent literacy development.

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