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Ch 5: MTEL Reading Specialist: Alphabetic Principle

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Learn more about the alphabetic principle so you can address related questions on the MTEL Reading Specialist examination. Go through this chapter's video lessons and strengthen your memory of key topics.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Alphabetic Principle - Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the alphabetic principle and its role in helping children to develop reading skills. Study these online video lessons, and prepare to display your ability to teach the alphabetic principle when you take the MTEL Reading Specialist examination. Upon completion of the lessons, you should be well-prepared for questions about any of the following topics:

  • Concepts of the alphabetic principle
  • Letter identification instruction
  • Kinds of vowels and consonants
  • Spelling development stages
  • The invented spelling process

Use this chapter's online lessons to ensure that you're ready for the MTEL Reading Specialist examination. Presented in an engaging video format, the lessons cover many of the topics you've studied previously as an aspiring reading instructor. Log into the website around the clock with your mobile device. In addition to self-assessment quizzes, the chapter includes a Dashboard area through which you can interactively submit your questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTEL Reading Specialist: 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.

Teaching Letter Identification to Students

2. Teaching Letter Identification to Students

One important step in learning to read and write is learning letter names. How do teachers instruct letter identification? This lesson will describe where this skill fits into reading instruction, how to teach it, and why it matters.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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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