Ch 2: MTLE Elementary Education: Print Awareness

About This Chapter

This chapter on Print Awareness zeroes-in on the related topics you may encounter when taking the MTLE elementary education exam, with video lessons conducted by professional instructors designed to help you succeed.

MTLE Elementary Education: Print Awareness - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over various key aspects of print awareness and early reading development in children, hitting on all the relevant topics you'll want to be familiar with in this portion of the test. By the end of this chapter, you'll be more prepared to tackle questions concerning:

  • The role of print in emergent literacy
  • Development of print awareness and concepts
  • Children's awareness of the spoken and written language relationship
  • The role of environmental print in early development
  • How students learn directionality of print
  • Letter knowledge, formation and sounds
  • Alphabet lessons for kindergarten and preschool

The timeline feature underneath each video lesson allows you to jump to specific key points of the content, allowing for easy review. And if you prefer to learn the material by reading, each lesson also includes a transcript of the content littered with important terms highlighted in bold. After you're through with each lesson, you'll be able to check your understanding with practice quizzes that you can take and re-take as many times as you want.

MTLE Elementary Education: Print Awareness Chapter Objectives

The MTLE elementary education exam includes three subtests comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions each. You'll be allowed up to an hour to finish each subtest, all three of which must be passed in order to attain a Minnesota teacher's license in the field.

This chapter is relevant to the first subtest, which contains two sections, one centered on reading and the other on communication arts. You can use this chapter to help you prepare for the reading section, which includes portions of questions concerned with oral language foundations of literacy development (including phonological and phonemic awareness) as well as the development of concepts of print, letter recognition, letter formation, and letter-sound correspondence. As a whole, the reading section is made up of seven different parts, and counts for 78% of your score on the first subtest.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTLE Elementary Education: Print Awareness
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Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

1. 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.

Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship

2. Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship

Print Awareness is an important element for young children associating writing and reading with spoken language. Understanding the symbolic nature of letters and words can add greatly to reading acquisition.

The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development

3. The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development

One of the first indicators that young children are responding to print is their ability to read environmental print. What does this mean? This lesson will define the term and explain how to use it to develop early reading skills.

How Students Learn Directionality of Print

4. How Students Learn Directionality of Print

Children don't automatically understand how reading works. Pre-reading skills, such as knowing where to begin reading on the page, need to be taught. This lesson explains how teachers and parents can help children develop these skills.

Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

5. Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds

An early step in learning how to read is learning the letters and how they look and sound. This lesson will focus on the importance of letter knowledge, letter formation and letter sounds and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

6. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.

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