Ch 4: MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension

About This Chapter

The entertaining lessons in this chapter can boost your knowledge of vocabulary and reading comprehension as you study for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment. Test that knowledge with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Ensure you're ready to address vocabulary and reading comprehension on the MTTC Elementary Education assessment by watching lessons prepared by expert instructors. Lessons cover strategies for teaching vocabulary in context, techniques for vocabulary assessment and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready for questions that ask you to:

  • Describe how to use structural analysis to determine the meaning of words
  • Discuss the literal, inferential and evaluative aspects of reading comprehension
  • Explain the factors that help and hinder reading comprehension
  • Identify reading comprehension strategies and assessment techniques

The subject matter experts in this chapter make it easy for you to get reacquainted with vocabulary and reading comprehension. They provide the definitions, examples and explanations you need to get the greatest insight into this subject area. You'll feel even more confident in your ability to succeed on the day of the test by assessing your knowledge of these lessons with short quizzes and a chapter exam. After completing this chapter, if you feel unclear about any lesson topics, feel free to submit your questions to our experts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

1. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

2. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

3. Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is an essential component in language development. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including vocabulary journals, foldables, word walls, and games, helps teachers increase student engagement and vocabulary retention.

Effective Techniques for Vocabulary Assessment

4. Effective Techniques for Vocabulary Assessment

In this lesson, we will examine various types of vocabulary assessments and discuss how teachers select words to be taught and assessed based on intended outcomes.

Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

5. Reading Comprehension: Literal, Inferential & Evaluative

Reading comprehension involves three levels of understanding: literal meaning, inferential meaning, and evaluative meaning. This lesson will differentiate and define these three levels.

What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

6. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Reading Comprehension Strategies

7. Reading Comprehension Strategies

Learning to hone the skills of reading comprehension can be difficult. To help in the process this lesson explores visualizing, making connections and inferences, determining importance, and synthesizing text.

Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

8. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension

Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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