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MTLE Chemistry: Scientific Literacy and Instruction - Chapter Summary
Use the lessons in this chapter to help you study for the questions on the MTLE Chemistry exam focusing on scientific literacy and instruction. You will explore strategies for teaching science as well as how to structure scientific reading instruction and develop scientific reading skills. The short video lessons cover the following topics contained in the exam:
- Defining science literacy and instructional practices
- Identifying science literacy strategies for teachers
- Utilizing scaffolding reading instruction
- Examining instructional approaches to teaching scientific vocabulary
- Developing scientific reading skills
- Discussing the reading and understanding of scientific texts
Our expert instructors guide you through each lesson, helping you as you prepare for the exam and teaching scientific literacy. Utilize our short quizzes to check your progress. If you need assistance, our subject matter experts can be reached via the dashboard.
1. Content Area Literacy: Definition & Instructional Practices
Learning to read in different content areas is a skill that serves students well. Content-area literacy does not necessarily come naturally, so this lesson gives you some ideas for helping students read well across the content areas.
2. Literacy Strategies for Teachers
The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.
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.
4. Instructional Approaches to Content Area Vocabulary
In this lesson, we'll learn about some ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into content-area classes to help support student learning in a variety of academic disciplines.
5. Developing Science Reading Skills
Strategies to improve reading skills must be incorporated into the science classroom. This lesson will examine the role of student ability, vocabulary comprehension, and the presentation of material.
6. Reading & Understanding Scientific Texts
Peer-reviewed scientific journals are much denser than your average reading material. In this lesson we will discuss how to find a good scientific journal article, and then how to read it.
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Other chapters within the MTLE Chemistry: Practice & Study Guide course
- MTLE Chemistry: Nature of Science
- MTLE Chemistry: Using Math & Computers
- MTLE Chemistry: Atomic Structure
- MTLE Chemistry: Properties of Matter
- MTLE Chemistry: Stoichiometry & Chemical Equations
- MTLE Chemistry: Thermodynamics
- MTLE Chemistry: Gases
- MTLE Chemistry: Liquids & Solids
- MTLE Chemistry: Solutions in Chemistry
- MTLE Chemistry: Chemical Bonding
- MTLE Chemistry: Inorganic & Organic Compounds
- MTLE Chemistry: Chemical Reactions
- MTLE Chemistry: Chemical Equilibrium
- MTLE Chemistry: Acids & Bases
- MTLE Chemistry: Redox Reactions & Electrochemistry
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