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Ch 2: MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonological Awareness

About This Chapter

While prepping for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam, be sure to take a look at our chapter. It contains useful information about phonological awareness, which will be on the exam.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonological Awareness - Chapter Summary

In order to prepare for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam in a smart manner, you can look through the video lessons in this chapter. They are effective at helping you review and learn new things about:

  • Phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Definition and overview of phonics
  • Encoding and decoding in phonics
  • The teaching of phonics
  • Implicit and explicit phonics approaches
  • Phonics instruction in a classroom environment

If you want, our instructors can help guide you through each lesson. You will become knowledgeable about a wide variety of topics, which helps you do your best on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. Since our lessons have a video format, you can learn in an entertaining, fun manner.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTEL Reading Specialist: Phonological Awareness
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Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

1. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.

What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview

2. What is Phonics? - Definition & Overview

In this lesson, we explore phonics and the phonics-based system of teaching students to read and spell, as well as note the major difficulty with such a system.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

3. The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

Though not all children learn to read in the same way and at the same time, there are predictable relationships between some of their steps. This lesson will define decoding and encoding and detail their interplay in a developing reader.

Comparing Phonologically Regular & Irregular Words

4. Comparing Phonologically Regular & Irregular Words

While some words follow the common patterns and rules for sound structure in English, other words do not. This lesson discusses the sound structure of words and how you can distinguish regular words from irregular words.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

5. Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

For many children, phonics instruction is the root of learning to read. In this lesson, you will discover the importance of sound-spelling, blending, and dictation in phonics instruction.

Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

6. Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy

Phonics are a fundamental part of learning to read well. But how should they be taught? In this lesson, we'll examine both explicit and implicit approaches to phonics instruction, including the pros and cons of each and example activities.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

7. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.

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