Ch 15: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Comprehension

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It may have been a while since you've reviewed methods for utilizing new vocabulary or teaching methods for vocabulary words. This chapter contains interesting and brief video lessons and quizzes that will help you with reading comprehension for the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

If you need to brush up on your knowledge about the definition of metacognitive strategies and methods for promoting student reading, you've reached the right chapter! Here, you will be able to view short and interactive video lessons that will teach you those things, plus more! Our short self assessments will help you test just how well you remember concepts like the construction of meaning using context clues. Your studies of this chapter will ensure that you can answer questions about the following:

  • Ways to teach reading comprehension
  • Difference between close reading and big picture reading methods
  • Methods for promoting student reading and reading comprehension
  • Definition of metacognitive strategies
  • Methods for evaluating reading materials
  • Teaching methods for vocabulary words
  • Methods for utilizing new vocabulary
  • Construction of meaning using context clues
  • Words and their connections
  • Utilization of the roots of words to determine definition
  • Definition of high frequency words, homonyms, homophones, synonyms, and antonyms

At the end of the quizzes, you have the option of viewing the relevant parts of the videos. Video links below the videos will allow you to jump to different topics within them. You can study while you're away from the computer by printing out the worksheets with their answers. If you have any questions, please let our expert instructors know.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Comprehension Objectives

The relevant portion of the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam that contains the concepts found in this chapter is the Reading, Rhetoric, and Composition portion which is worth 15% of the whole exam. You will find 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-ended questions on the computerized MTEL Middle School Humanities exam. You may see questions that will test your knowledge of teaching methods for reading, determining levels of literacy, and understanding reading content.

14 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Comprehension
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

1. 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.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

2. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

3. 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.

Strategies for Reading Comprehension

4. Strategies for Reading Comprehension

Have you been assigned to read something and you just couldn't understand what the author is trying to tell you? In this lesson, you will learn five strategies to help yourself understand what you are reading.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

5. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

6. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

7. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

8. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

9. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

10. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

11. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

12. High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

You don't have to be a dog to hear 'high frequency words;' in fact, we encounter them every day! In this lesson, discover what makes these words 'high-frequency,' and see some examples that you may have even used today.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

13. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

14. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

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