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Ch 4: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Comprehension

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Review the reading comprehension process and the factors that can hinder it in these lessons. The lessons and self-assessment quizzes are designed to help you prepare for the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter explore the steps of reading comprehension, including student self-monitoring, factors influencing comprehension, and constructing meaning. Drawing conclusions, connotation and denotation, and making predictions are also discussed. Additionally, by the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • Metaphors
  • Similes
  • Consonance, assonance and repetition
  • Commonly confused words
  • Synonyms and antonyms

Our knowledgeable instructors thoroughly explain each subject through short, engaging video lessons. You can use the self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge and you can print them to help you study offline. Visit your dashboard to track your progress through the course.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Comprehension
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What is Reading Comprehension?

1. What is Reading Comprehension?

When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.

How Students Can Self-Monitor for Reading Comprehension

2. How Students Can Self-Monitor for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is a crucial skill for students to learn. One way that educators can help student improve is by encouraging self-monitoring. Explore this idea and learn some techniques to teach self-monitoring for reading comprehension.

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

3. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

5. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

6. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

7. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

8. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.

Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

9. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.

Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

10. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.

Commonly Confused Words in English

11. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

12. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

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