Ch 3: MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency

About This Chapter

Look to this chapter on phonics and fluency when you want to prepare for MTLE Elementary Education test questions on the same subject matter. Comprised of fun video and text lessons, the chapter also includes short quizzes that assess your progress.

MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency - Chapter Summary

This chapter on phonics and fluency examines the ways in which children develop phonological skills and learn to express themselves through speech. On your way to earning a passing score on the MTLE Elementary Education examination, you can discover the process by which verbal sounds become actual language, and gain strategies for teaching text comprehension, fluency and phonics. Utilize this chapter's online text and video lessons for help with:

  • Defining and providing examples of phoneme and phonology
  • Identifying the stages of phonological development
  • Understanding the letter combinations of phonological recoding
  • Listing areas of effective reading programs that include phonemic awareness and vocabulary
  • Expanding your ability to teach phonics by implementing sound-spelling and dictation techniques
  • Exploring the correlation between encoding and decoding
  • Understanding instructional strategies that focus on fluency and automaticity

The above information is presented by teaching professionals whose aim is to expand your knowledge of phonics and fluency. Studying the educational lessons is easy with a mobile device or other Web-connected technology. Move around the lessons with the video tags, which you'll locate under the timeline link. Each lesson concludes with a short multiple-choice quiz that will test your knowledge. Being able to ace these quizzes will let you know if you're ready to take on similar questions on the MTLE Elementary Education examination.

MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency Chapter Objectives

Delivered via the computer, the MTLE Elementary Education examination is divided into three separate subtests. All of them have a one-hour completion time and 50 multiple-choice questions each. Worth 78% of the score in subtest I, the Reading subarea contains questions on phonemic and phonological awareness. Utilize the information and strategies you've accumulated in this chapter when you reach this section of the examination as you go in pursuit of an elementary teaching certification.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency
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Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

1. Development of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Skills

Students learning to read need to be aware of sounds in speech. This lesson outlines these phonemic awareness skills and details age ranges for their development.

Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

2. Instructional Strategies for Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is an important skill to learn young. This lesson will define this skill and show how to apply instructional strategies. We'll also highlight a few assessment techniques for phonological awareness skills.

Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness

3. Evidence-Based Instruction for Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is an essential skill for early reading development. This lesson defines phonemic awareness and focuses on effective programs and instruction.

Assessment Techniques for Phonemic Awareness

4. Assessment Techniques for Phonemic Awareness

In this lesson, we will learn about some assessment tools for monitoring the development of phonemic awareness in Kindergarten through the second grade.

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.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

6. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.

Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

7. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.

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