Ch 2: MTLE Reading Teacher: Language & Reading Development

About This Chapter

Become a master of language and reading development by reviewing the short lessons in this chapter. Get reacquainted emergent literacy, linguistics, the nativist perspective and more as you prepare for the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Language & Reading Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers insights that can help you improve your ability to succeed on the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. Take time to explore fun video lessons. In no time, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Describe the progression of reading development across several grades
  • Define and share theories and characteristics of emergent literacy
  • Explain linguistics and language development in children
  • Identify and describe the language development stages
  • Share the nativist perspective on language development
  • Discuss the effects of culture and one's environment on language development
  • Provide details about cognitive academic language proficiency

Expert instructors offer the definitions, theories and explanations needed to fully understand language and reading development. Review the lessons as often as you'd like and in any sequence that suits your current knowledge of the subject area. Before, during or after exploring the lessons, take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce concepts explored in the lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTLE Reading Teacher: Language & Reading Development
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Reading Development Across Grades

1. Reading Development Across Grades

One of the most important transformations that happens in the early grades is the movement from non-readers to readers. In this lesson, we track the development of reading skills throughout the early elementary years.

Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

2. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

4. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

5. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

6. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

7. Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

In this lesson, you'll learn about cognitive academic language proficiency, how it affects student learning, and what can be done to improve student outcomes. An example is provided and a short quiz follows.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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