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Ch 3: MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency

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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.

9 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTLE Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency
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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.

Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

2. Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

All languages follow a specific set of rules that determine how we sound when speaking. The study of these rules is called phonology. This lesson will introduce you to phonology and provide several examples of phonological processes.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

3. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Phonological Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

4. Phonological Recoding: Syllable Patterns & Letter Combinations

Phonological skills are essential to learning to read and write. This lesson gives an overview of basic terms that describe letter combinations used in phonological recoding and explains how teachers can help students develop these skills.

Elements of Effective Reading Programs

5. Elements of Effective Reading Programs

This lesson discusses the necessary steps students must master in order to become great readers. This lesson reminds teachers that it is important to build a firm foundation so that readers can develop their reading skills over a period of time.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

6. 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.

The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

7. The Relationship Between Decoding & Encoding in Phonics

Though not all children learn to read in the same way and at the same time, there are predictable relationships between some of their steps. This lesson will define decoding and encoding and detail their interplay in a developing reader.

Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

8. Activities that Promote Reading Fluency

Learning to read can be a fun and exciting experience for young students. Providing activities that promote reading fluency helps to improve a child's skill.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

9. 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.

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