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Ch 3: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Development

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Learn about reading development in this chapter of the MTLE Communication Arts/Literature exam study guide. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes teach you all you need to know about communication and literature for the MTLE exam.

MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons explore reading development, including phonemes, teaching phonics, and understanding consonants, vowels and syllables. It also offers a review of spelling and word patterns, affixes and roots, and print awareness. After completing these lessons, you should be ready for MTLE Comunication Arts/Literature questions on topics including:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Prefixes, suffixes and root words
  • Using affixes and roots to find the meaning of words
  • Understanding words by their relationships
  • Development of print awareness and concepts
  • Factors that influence reading fluency

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9 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTLE Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Development
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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.

Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

2. 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.

Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

5. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

6. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

7. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

8. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

9. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

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