Ch 16: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Instruction & Assessment

About This Chapter

Several strategies are available to those who wish to teach reading. This chapter in the MTEL Middle School Humanities Study.com course presents these options in the form of a study guide you can use to get ready for the MTEL exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Instruction & Assessment - Chapter Summary

Many different approaches can be taken when applying teaching methods to reading inside a middle school classroom. This collection of video lessons in the MTEL Middle School Humanities course gives an even and detailed look at various forms of assessment that you can utilize inside the classroom. Along with the execution of a teaching plan, you will be studying the following topics:

  • Examples of differentiated instruction
  • Scaffolding reading instruction
  • The importance of assessment
  • Forms of assessment
  • Standardized assessments
  • Formative vs. summative evaluations
  • Technology in the classroom

This chapter, like all of the chapters in the MTEL Middle School Humanities class, is designed to be viewed not only on your computer but your mobile devices as well, giving you the perfect opportunity to review your studies while you are away from home. In addition, the lessons come attached to self-assessment quizzes, enabling you to track your progress and see how well-prepared you are for the MTEL exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Instruction & Assessment Chapter Objectives

Teachers seeking their certification for teaching the humanities in the middle grades in the state of Massachusetts will take the MTEL Middle School exam. The Reading, Rhetoric and Composition section of the exam, which occupies about 15 percent of the entire test, will contain multiple-choice questions on reading instruction. The test also contains two written-response assignments, which could cover any topic on the exam, including reading instruction and assessment.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Reading Instruction & Assessment
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How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

1. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

2. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

3. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

The Importance of Assessment in Education

4. The Importance of Assessment in Education

Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.

Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

5. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

6. Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

If you have ever attended a public school or college you have been subjected to a form of standardized assessment. These assessments serve multiple purposes and provide valuable information regarding one's abilities, understanding and potential. This lesson will introduce you to the types of standardized assessments commonly used in schools and discuss two other types of assessments: formative and summative.

Using Technology in the Classroom

7. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Technology Used in Reading Instruction

8. Technology Used in Reading Instruction

In this lesson, we will explore the different uses of technology for reading instruction and how it can be a valuable tool in the classroom. We will discuss some of the options available for your classroom implementation.

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