Ch 12: MTLE Reading Teacher: Emergent Literacy

About This Chapter

The entertaining video lessons in this chapter are designed to improve your comprehension of emergent literacy. You can test your knowledge by taking lesson quizzes and a chapter exam as you study for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary

There's nothing more exciting than feeling prepared for your teacher licensure examination. This chapter helps enhance your preparations for Minnesota's MTLE Reading Teacher assessment with quality video and text lessons that explore emergent literacy. Review the lessons at your convenience, and you will soon find you're able to:

  • Identify and describe the stages of phonological development in children
  • Define and share the rules of phonology
  • Provide the meaning and describe the segmentation of phonemes
  • Describe the etymology of words and explain language acquisition
  • Explain the history of the alphabet and provide alphabet lessons for kindergarten and preschool
  • Share how to teach kindergarten language arts

Benefit from the convenience this chapter offers as you study for the exam. Watch the entertaining lessons from the comfort of your home or on the go via your mobile devices. Also, take advantage of timelines that allow you to skip to key topics within the video lessons without watching them in full. Any time during your preparations, you can take lesson quizzes to assess your comprehension of emergent literacy concepts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTLE Reading Teacher: Emergent Literacy
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Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

1. Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

In this lesson you'll learn all about how children develop the ability to turn basic units of sound into actual language. We'll cover the major phonological skills and the stages of development. Following the lesson is a short quiz.

Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

2. Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples

All languages follow a specific set of rules that determine how we sound when speaking. The study of these rules is called phonology. This lesson will introduce you to phonology and provide several examples of phonological processes.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

3. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

The Etymology of Words

4. The Etymology of Words

Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

5. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing

6. History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing

This lecture follows the development of writing, from the pictographs of proto-cuneiform to the symbolic phonemes of cuneiform and hieroglyphics. Then from the abjads of the Phoenecians, Minoans, Hebrews and Arabs to the complete alphabets of the Greeks. It explores the limitations and strengths of each development and draws modern parallels.

Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

7. 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.

How to Teach Kindergarten Language Arts

8. How to Teach Kindergarten Language Arts

New research in education has led to new methods of instruction in language arts. Young children in kindergarten still learn the basics, but the methods of instruction have shifted towards a hands-on approach that allows them to experience learning. Using a reader's and writer's workshop approach has become the norm for language arts instruction in kindergarten.

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