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MTLE Reading Teacher: Planning Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary
In this chapter is the comprehensive overview of planning reading instruction you need to succeed on the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. Get reacquainted with the approaches, strategies and practices reading teachers use in the classroom to ensure you're prepared for questions on the exam that ask you to:
- Explain early reading intervention and the whole language approach to reading
- Identify and describe literacy strategies for teachers
- Define and explain emergent curriculum in early childhood
- Share best practices in special education and blended learning strategies
- Provide the history, models and issues associated with gifted education
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of ability grouping and tracking in schools
- Discuss questions, topics and activities of group discussion
Take advantage of the conveniences this chapter provides as you prepare for the exam. You can explore lessons from the comfort of your home, or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. Review the lessons in any sequence, and revisit them as often as needed. At any time, take the short quiz with each lesson to test your readiness to address planning reading instruction on the exam.
1. The Whole Language Approach to Reading
The whole language approach is a term we hear batted around in the educational field, but does anyone really know what it means? This lesson will define the whole language approach and look at the practice.
2. Literacy Strategies for Teachers
The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.
3. Early Reading Intervention: Programs & Purpose
This lesson highlights early reading intervention programs designed to support students who are at risk for failure in reading. It also discusses why intervention is important.
4. What is Emergent Curriculum in Early Childhood?
This lesson is all about emergent curriculum and how it can be used in early childhood education programs. We'll define emergent curriculum and provide an example of how it can be used to construct a lesson.
5. Best Practices in Special Education
This lesson will highlight best practices in special education regardless of the student's classroom setting. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.
6. What Is Gifted Education? - History, Models & Issues
Gifted education is the area of education that focuses on the needs of gifted and talented students. Learn about the history, models, and issues involved in gifted education and test your knowledge with quiz questions.
7. Ability Grouping and Tracking in Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages
In this lesson we will discuss within class grouping and between class grouping. In addition, we will review the pros and cons of between class grouping, also known as tracking.
8. Group Discussion: Questions, Topics and Activities
Have you ever found it difficult to start a group discussion? Or once you've started one, have you ever found it hard to keep it interesting? This lesson provides some basic parameters for what makes a quality group discussion, examples of good questions that promote good conversation, and methods that help keep the discussion interesting.
9. Blended Learning Strategies
Many schools are incorporating blended learning into their curriculum. In this lesson, you'll learn the definition of blended learning and strategies for fostering a blended learning environment.
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Other chapters within the MTLE Reading Teacher: Practice & Study Guide course
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Learning Theories
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Language & Reading Development
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Resources for Reading Instruction
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Principles of Reading Assessment
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Reading Assessment Techniques
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Using Reading Assessment Data
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Promoting a Literate Environment
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Promoting Literacy Through Technology
- MTLE Reading Teacher: The Reading Professional
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Professional Organizations
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Emergent Literacy
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Spelling & Writing
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Phonics
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Fluency
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Developing Student Vocabulary
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Language Arts Instruction
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Narrative Texts
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Expository Texts
- MTLE Reading Teacher: Oral Communication
- MTLE Reading Teacher Flashcards