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Ch 1: MTLE Elementary Education: Literacy Development

About This Chapter

These lessons offer several ways to review information on literacy development. It was made to help you determine what is going to be covered on the MTLE Elementary Education exam.

MTLE Elementary Education: Literacy Development - Chapter Summary

All of the lessons in this chapter are effective at helping you review concepts of literacy development as you study for the MTLE exam. You will have the chance to go deeper into the following topics:

  • Theories of language acquisition
  • Definition of language
  • Linguistics
  • Teaching strategies for language arts
  • Promoting literacy in the classroom
  • Teaching EEL students
  • Bilingual education

Our lessons are interactive, so learning details about literacy development and rewatching key parts of the lessons isn't difficult. Make sure you are remembering information for the exam by using the lesson quizzes.

MTLE Elementary Education: Literacy Development Chapter Objectives

The MTLE Elementary Education exam is part of the process for licensure in Minnesota as a teacher. The information included in this chapter is part of the reading section of subtest 1, which makes up 78% of subtest 1. This portion of the exam contains only multiple-choice questions. You will need to recollect literacy development topics from this chapter, which is possible when you utilize our resources, such as text transcripts and printable worksheets.

9 Lessons in Chapter 1: MTLE Elementary Education: Literacy Development
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

1. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

2. What Is Language Acquisition? - Theories & Stages

How do non-speaking infants become vocal toddlers? Is learning language a natural event, or are we taught how to speak from those around us? Read on to discover theories on how we develop language and learn to communicate.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

What Is Language?

4. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

5. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

Language Arts Teaching Strategies

6. Language Arts Teaching Strategies

Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

7. Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

This lesson will help you explore various ways to promote literacy in your classroom that are both educational and fun for students. Learn a few strategies and tips to help your students read for pleasure and by choice.

Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

8. Bilingual Education, Immersion & Multicultural Education

Educators use many approaches for second-language instruction. The approaches vary based on the individual needs of the learner, focusing on his or her current language abilities, background, and cultural experiences. This lesson will differentiate between the different types of second-language instruction, including immersion, bilingual education, and multicultural education.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

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