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Ch 2: MTTC Elementary Education: Foundations of Literacy

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Watch the video lessons in this study guide chapter to explore the foundations of literacy in preparation for the MTTC Elementary Education exam. Review the concepts taught in the lessons by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

MTTC Elementary Education: Foundations of Literacy - Chapter Summary

Literacy is such a foundational aspect of learning that the importance of establishing literacy concepts early can't be overemphasized. This chapter uses text and video lessons to explain how children develop literacy skills and learn various literacy principles. Reviewing the concepts and principles in the video lessons in this chapter will help prepare you for literacy portion of the MTTC Elementary Education exam. When you complete this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Point out the relationship between oral language and reading
  • Identify the stages of phonological development in children
  • Define phoneme segmentation
  • Discuss the stages of spelling development
  • Explain teaching strategies for phonological and phonemic skills
  • Analyze the development of print awareness and concepts
  • Summarize the role of the alphabetic principal in learning to read

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7 Lessons in Chapter 2: MTTC Elementary Education: Foundations of Literacy
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The Relationship Between Speaking & Reading

1. The Relationship Between Speaking & Reading

Oral language plays an important role in the development of literacy skills. In this lesson, we will discuss the relationship between speaking, listening and reading development in children. We will also discuss oral language activities which strengthen literacy skills.

Phonological Development in Children: Stages & Overview

2. 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.

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.

Stages of Spelling Development

4. Stages of Spelling Development

Children don't start out knowing how to spell words. Instead, spelling (like many other skills) develops over time and with practice. Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spelling development that children go through.

Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

5. Teaching Strategies for Phonological & Phonemic Skills

In this lesson, you'll gain an understanding of teaching strategies for helping students improve phonological skills. You'll also learn activities related to phonemic skills, and take a quiz to check your knowledge.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

6. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

7. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

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