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Ch 16: MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Vocabulary

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Browse the lessons in this chapter to get reacquainted with how to develop student vocabulary. Explore lessons that examine direct instruction, fun ways to teach vocabulary words and more in preparation for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

The MTLE Reading Teacher assessment explores a variety of concepts to ensure you're prepared to serve as a K-12 reading educator in Minnesota. This chapter prepares you for questions related to the development of student vocabulary. By reviewing short lessons, you will be able to:

  • Discuss hands-on, interactive, expository and other instructional strategies
  • Differentiate between direct and discovery instruction
  • Explain how to teach English vocabulary, teach vocabulary in context and use affixes and roots to find the meaning of words
  • Share fun ways to teach vocabulary words and vocabulary activities for middle school
  • Identify vocabulary strategies for high school teachers and teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Provide reading strategies using visualization, and share how to identify errors in idiomatic expressions
  • Detail how to construct meaning with context clues, prior knowledge and word structure

Review the steps of developing student vocabulary by taking advantage of expert instruction in the lessons. Revisit concepts you haven't explored in awhile, then gauge your understanding of these concepts and readiness to answer questions on the assessment by taking lesson quizzes and chapter exam. You can revisit key topics within any video without rewatching it in full by using its timeline with handy video tags. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

13 Lessons in Chapter 16: MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Vocabulary
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Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

1. 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.

Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

2. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

How to Teach English Vocabulary

3. How to Teach English Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary is a very important part of English language arts education. This lesson will provide you with tips and activities you can use to make learning vocabulary interesting and FUN.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

4. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

5. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

6. Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary Words

Teaching vocabulary words to students doesn't have to be boring and repetitive. In this lesson, you will learn methods to energize your classroom during vocabulary instruction. Afterwards, test your new knowledge with our quiz!

Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

7. Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

In this lesson, we will discuss important elements for teaching vocabulary terms. We'll also explore various types of vocabulary activities that are appropriate for middle school students.

Vocabulary Strategies for High School Teachers

8. Vocabulary Strategies for High School Teachers

Paced introduction, repetition, and creative presentation are all strategic approaches for teaching vocabulary. High School teachers are charged with preparing students for graduation and college entrance tests, and demonstrating maturity in language usage is a critical skill.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

9. 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.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

10. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

11. 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.

How to Identify Errors in Idiomatic Expressions

12. How to Identify Errors in Idiomatic Expressions

You use idioms constantly. They are a dime a dozen! But what are they? How do you know if you've used one incorrectly? Watch this video lesson to soothe all your concerns about idioms.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

13. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

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