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Ch 3: MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonemic Awareness

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your understanding of phonemic awareness in preparation for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. Reviewing these brief video lessons will equip you to answer the related questions on the test.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonemic Awareness - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will have the opportunity to review phonemes and the role of phonological skills in child development for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. The following topics will explained in these lessons:

  • Phonemes and morphemes
  • Phonological development
  • Literacy development and phonological skills
  • Phonological awareness skills and instructional strategies

You will be led through each lesson by an expert instructor and have the opportunity to skip to any point in the video by utilizing the timeline feature. After you view each video lesson, take the self-assessment quiz to determine how well you remember and comprehend the information you've reviewed.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonemic Awareness - Chapter Objectives

Taking the MTEL Reading Specialist exam is a vital step in the process of reading specialist licensure in Massachusetts. This test assesses your understanding of how to teach reading. You'll find that 32% of the total score focuses on reading processes and their development. One of the objectives in this content subarea is to demonstrate an understanding of phonological and phonemic awareness, which is the main subject of this chapter.

In this chapter, you will review the major aspects of phonemic awareness, which will help you prepare for any pertinent questions on this exam. Through carefully studying the lessons, making note of key terminology, and taking the self-assessment quizzes, you will strengthen your understanding of this topic and better enable yourself to correctly answer any phonemic related questions on the exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonemic Awareness
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

1. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

2. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

4. Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

Students learning to read need to be aware of sounds in speech. This lesson outlines these phonemic awareness skills and details age ranges for their development.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

5. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

6. Impact of Phonological Skills on Literacy Development

What skills must be developed for a child to learn to read? This lesson focuses on the impact of phonological awareness on literacy development and why even seemingly simple activities are so important.

Chapter Practice Exam
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