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Ch 24: MTLE Health: Reading & Comprehension Skills

About This Chapter

In the Reading & Comprehension Skills chapter of our MTLE Health course and study guide we'll be taking a look at effective strategies for improving your student's reading comprehension skills. Thanks to our expert instructors and short video lessons, preparing for the MTLE Health exam has never been easier in relation to reading and comprehension skills.

MTLE Health: Reading & Comprehension Skills

The Reading & Comprehension Skills chapter reviews techniques for improving student reading comprehension and components of various reading comprehension instructional strategies. The Reading & Comprehension Skills chapter includes lessons on:

  • Print awareness and concepts
  • Basic phonics and literary decoding skills
  • Selected reading materials and sources
  • Promoting literacy in the classroom
  • Teaching reading comprehension
  • Analyzing two theme-related texts
  • Understanding effective classroom strategies
  • Instructional strategies
  • Promoting student health literacy
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Acquiring vocabulary words; vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Using context and relationships to determine word meanings

Once you complete this chapter you'll have a better understanding of reading comprehension strategies, how you use these strategies to better instruct students in the classroom and the importance of reading comprehension in health studies. Use our short video lessons with convenient video tags and transcripts taught by subject matter experts to review for your MTLE Health test.

13 Lessons in Chapter 24: MTLE Health: Reading & Comprehension Skills
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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.

Basic Phonics & Decoding Skills for Literacy

2. Basic Phonics & Decoding Skills for Literacy

Learning to read and write requires a solid foundation of phonics and decoding skills. This lesson will define phonics and show how basic skills can help struggling readers.

Promoting Literacy in the Classroom: Strategies & Tips

3. 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.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

4. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

5. How to Analyze Two Texts Related by Theme or Topic

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze two texts related by theme or topic. We will discuss how to analyze the texts individually and then how to synthesize their information.

What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

6. What is Learning? - Understanding Effective Classroom Strategies

We all learn new things every day, but how is 'learning' defined in educational psychology? This lesson covers the definition of learning, different types of learning, and discusses learning styles.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

7. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

How to Promote Students' Health Literacy

8. How to Promote Students' Health Literacy

This lesson goes over a few ways by which a student's health literacy can be improved. It will outline general strategies but also provide some more specific ways by which this can be accomplished.

What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

9. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

10. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

11. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

12. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

13. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

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