Ch 4: MTLE Reading Teacher: Resources for Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Learn about various resources for reading instruction you can use in the classroom as you prepare to take the MTLE Reading Teacher assessment. This chapter offers information to improve your teaching techniques and ability to succeed on the exam.

MTLE Reading Teacher: Resources for Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

All of the lessons in this chapter are designed to simplify your studies for the MTLE Reaching Teacher assessment in Minnesota. You can get reacquainted with resources for reading instruction that can help inform your classroom teaching techniques, while ensuring you're prepared for the following on the test:

  • Analyzing literary forms and genres, and describing how they affect meaning
  • Defining multicultural literature and multicultural education
  • Identifying strategies for culturally relevant teaching
  • Describing strategies for assessing reading materials
  • Listing methods for action research in education
  • Discussing how to use student journals effectively in the classroom
  • Sharing the definition and types of graphic organizers

Benefit from a wide variety of chapter resources designed to improve your ability to succeed on the MTLE assessment. Make sure you understand all the resources for reading instruction you'll see on exam day by watching the fun video lessons, studying the text lessons or accessing the full lesson transcripts. When you're ready to test your comprehension of the lessons, take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTLE Reading Teacher: Resources for Reading Instruction
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Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning

In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.

Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

2. Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance

Multicultural literature features characters and themes from countries around the world. Writers in this genre express their ideas and values through the characters featured in their work. By examining these works in detail, you can learn how to understand them and broaden your understanding.

Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

3. Culturally Relevant Teaching: Strategies & Definition

This lesson will define culturally relevant teaching and illustrate how this approach to instruction can boost student engagement, increase students' feeling of belonging within their school, and positively impact student achievement.

Multicultural Education: Definition & Approaches

4. Multicultural Education: Definition & Approaches

Find out what multicultural education is, and the different approaches to the multicultural classroom. Read the lesson, and then take quiz to test your new knowledge.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

5. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

Action Research in Education: Methods & Examples

6. Action Research in Education: Methods & Examples

Action research is often used in the field of education. The following lesson provides two examples of action research in the field of education, methods of conducting action research and a quiz to assess your understanding of the topic.

Using Student Journals Effectively in the Classroom

7. Using Student Journals Effectively in the Classroom

This lesson demonstrates best practices for journaling in the middle-school and high-school classroom. In addition, it offers ideas for the teacher who is struggling with his/her journaling ideas.

Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

8. Graphic Organizer: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, delve into the world of graphic organizers and gain an understanding of the definition and varieties. You'll also view examples of how they can be applied to foster a myriad of educational objectives.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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