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MTLE Reading Teacher: Spelling & Writing - Chapter Summary
Your memory of topics such as the parts of poetry, cursive writing, and rules for capitalization in written works may be a bit cloudy. This chapter will allow you to view 5-10 minute video lessons about these topics and others to help you prepare for the MTLE Reading Teacher exam. End of the lesson quizzes are provided to help you practice answering questions related to the ones you will find on your exam. This chapter will refresh your understanding of the topics mentioned above, as well as the following:
- Spelling process
- Definition of prefixes and suffixes
- Homonyms and homophones
- Definition of an approximate rhyme
- Symptoms of dysgraphia
Use the links below the videos to go to specific topics. If you would like to review previous lessons, click Recent Activity. Don't worry about tracking your progress, because our Dashboard feature will do that for you. Read the lesson transcripts to find key words and ideas.
1. The Spelling Development Process
The process of learning to spell can often be complicated and frustrating for students. With the right method of instruction and a solid understanding of the relationship between spelling and reading, spelling can be a breeze. Read on for details.
2. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words
How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.
3. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)
Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.
4. Approximate Rhyme: Definition & Examples
This lesson focuses on words or phrases that sound the same, or rhyme. Approximate rhyme is defined, and examples show how it differs from exact rhyme.
5. Elements of Poetry: Rhymes & Sounds
Many poems rhyme, but there is often more going on in terms of the sounds of the words than just what happens at the ends of the lines. This lesson explores some of the nuances of rhyme and sound in poetry.
6. What is Cursive Writing? - Definition, History & Types
Most of us remember the early elementary school days of writing instruction: tracing curves, lines, and circles. Let's take a look at what cursive writing is, how it came to be, and the different types we see around today.
7. Capitalization Rules in Writing
Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.
8. What Is Dysgraphia? - Symptoms, Treatment & Definition
Dysgraphia is a type of learning disability that affects your ability to write. Learn more about the causes of dysgraphia, its symptoms, and how it is treated in this lesson.
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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: Planning Reading Instruction
- 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: 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