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Ch 5: MTLE Elementary Education: Reading Comprehension

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to review the information and major theories behind the reading comprehension portion of the MTLE Elementary Education exam. The practice quizzes associated with each lesson will allow you to confirm how much you are learning about the chapter.

MTLE Elementary Education: Reading Comprehension- Chapter Summary

The engaging and quick video lessons that will present this chapter's information to you will give you an opportunity to test yourself on how much you know about the reading comprehension portion of the exam. The following topics will be covered in these lessons:

  • Terms literal, inferential and evaluative
  • Reading intervention
  • A guide to analyzing passages
  • Drawing conclusions and identifying the purpose
  • Making predictions and constructing meaning
  • Visualization
  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • Teaching reading

Solidify your comprehension of reading comprehension by watching the lesson's videos from your computer or mobile device. This allows you the convenience and flexibility to study whenever it is best for you. Also, you can quickly revisit any portion of the lessons by using the video tags.

MTLE Elementary Education: Reading Comprehension Objectives

The purpose of the MTLE Elementary Education exam is to ensure that an educator has the necessary knowledge and skills to teach children at the Elementary level in the state of Minnesota. A portion of this exam expects the teacher to know the major concepts about reading comprehension and how to successfully teach it to students.

The reading portion of the entire exam is found under subtest 1. There are 3 subtests in the MTLE Elementary Education exam. The reading portion makes up about 78% of the subtest 1 section. Specifically, the reading comprehension makes up a small portion of the reading area of subtest 1.

14 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTLE Elementary Education: Reading Comprehension
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Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

1. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.

Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

2. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

3. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

4. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

5. How to Analyze the Purpose of a Text

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze the purpose of a text. We will explore some of the primary purposes and practice determining purpose using some writing samples.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

6. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

7. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

8. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

9. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

10. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

11. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

12. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

13. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

14. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.

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