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Ch 3: MTTC Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency

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Watch entertaining video lessons designed to boost your comprehension of phonics and fluency. Additional resources like video timelines, short quizzes and a chapter exam can enhance your preparations for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment.

MTTC Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency - Chapter Summary

The MTTC Elementary Education assessment gauges your knowledge of specific concepts to ensure you're prepared to teach young students in Michigan classrooms. This chapter prepares you for phonics and fluency topics on the exam, such as teaching strategies for phonics, sight words, word recognition, spelling and more. After reviewing the lessons, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Share the process of teaching syllabication and word breaks
  • Define morphology of English
  • Explain strategies to improve reading rate, accuracy, automaticity and fluency
  • Discuss the development of prosody
  • Understand the factors that influence reading fluency
  • List strategies for improving students' reading fluency
  • Describe techniques for assessing fluency

Don't let the process of studying for your certification exam overwhelm you. This chapter is designed to alleviate any stress by providing access to high-quality video lessons that explore phonics and fluency in depth. Review the lessons at your own pace, and you can even access full transcripts with helpful vocabulary words if you need a better understanding of the materials. Test your comprehension of the lessons by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

10 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTTC Elementary Education: Phonics & Fluency
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Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

1. Teaching Strategies for Phonics & Sight Words

Learning about phonics is a crucial aspect of learning to read and write. This lesson offers concrete strategies for teaching phonics and sight words.

Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

2. Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

Teaching word recognition and spelling skills can be complicated, but don't worry. This lesson gives an overview of techniques teachers can use to teach word recognition and spelling skills and gives a few examples of each.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

3. Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

Learning how to break words up into syllables is a helpful part of spelling and decoding. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to teach syllabication and word breaks.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

4. Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

Morphology is the study of parts of language and how we use these parts to form words. In this lesson you'll find out the building blocks of language and how to use these blocks to construct words and deconstruct sentences. A short quiz follows.

Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

5. Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

In this lesson, we learn to identify a student's current reading rate, level of fluency and mastery, and most importantly, learn the necessary strategies to enhance these skills.

Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

6. Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency

Learn why fluency is important to reading comprehension and what strategies the experts recommend to improve a reader's accuracy, speed, and rhythm. You'll find out the basics of repeated reading and other techniques for teaching fluency.

How to Develop Prosody in Reading

7. How to Develop Prosody in Reading

Prosody is an important part of fluency in reading. This lesson will help you understand more about what prosody is, as well as how to help your students develop it.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

8. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

9. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.

Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

10. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency

Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.

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