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Ch 4: MTLE Middle Level Science: Developing Science Reading Skills

About This Chapter

This chapter on Developing Science Reading Skills is made up of lessons geared towards helping you succeed on the related portions of the MTLE Middle Level Science exam, with professional instructors guiding you towards a solidified understanding of the subject.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Developing Science Reading Skills - Chapter Summary

As the day of your MTLE Middle Level Science exam draws near, refresh your memory by exploring information that will be included. This chapter discusses key concepts and approaches associated with effective scientific reading instruction. Simple-to-follow video lessons will walk you through the following topics:

  • Scientific vocabulary
  • Reading skills in science
  • Science instructional strategies
  • Reading level assessment strategies
  • Teach reading to students who have cultural and ethnic differences
  • Scaffolding reading instruction strategies
  • Organizational structures of reading selections

You'll find it easy to navigate through the lessons. The timeline feature will let you jump around to key points within the video and the transcript of the content is littered with important terms that are in bold print. You'll also be able to check your understanding of the material at the end of every lesson by taking a practice quiz before moving on.

MTLE Middle Level Science: Developing Science Reading Skills Chapter Objectives

The MTLE middle level science exam includes two subtests, each of which must be passed in order to achieve your licensure. Both of the subtests contain around 50 multiple-choice questions that you'll be given an hour to complete. This chapter can assist you in your preparation for the 'Concepts and Applications in Middle Grade General Science' subarea of the first subtest, which contains a section of questions centered on developing students' content-area reading skills. Overall, this subarea will make up 43% of your score on the first subtest.

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTLE Middle Level Science: Developing Science Reading Skills
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Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

1. Science Vocabulary & Concepts: Study Skills & Word Parts

Learning science presents a unique set of challenges for students. In this lesson, learn the tricks of the trade as we discuss scientific vocabulary and other science study skills.

Developing Science Reading Skills

2. Developing Science Reading Skills

Strategies to improve reading skills must be incorporated into the science classroom. This lesson will examine the role of student ability, vocabulary comprehension, and the presentation of material.

Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons

3. Instructional Strategies for Science Lessons

Having the skills to read science texts is vital to students' success. How can teachers plan instruction so all students learn scientific concepts? This lesson will teach instructional strategies for all learners.

Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level

4. 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.

Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

5. Cultural, Ethnic & Linguistic Relationships to Reading Development

All students have different backgrounds to bring to the classroom. This video lesson addresses some things to consider in a reading classroom with regards to students of different cultures.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

6. 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.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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