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Ch 34: MTTC English: Reading Strategies

About This Chapter

The short, engaging video lessons contained in this chapter cover an array of helpful reading strategies. Content in the videos aligns with objectives of the MTTC English test.

MTTC English: Reading Strategies - Chapter Summary

This chapter's videos can refresh your memory on different approaches to strengthening reading skills, so that you'll answer questions on this subject correctly on the MTTC English test. Once you've checked out all of the videos, you'll have strengthened your familiarity with these topics:

  • Definition of syntax
  • Examining relationships between words to figure out meaning
  • Using prior knowledge and context clues to understand words
  • Homophones vs homonyms
  • Determining word meaning from roots and affixes
  • Summaries and their different types
  • Major components of literary analysis
  • Steps to understanding gist

Return to any video segment you want to see again by using the convenient video tags. Follow each of these videos with a practice quiz to obtain confirmation of your understanding of the lessons' major issues.

MTTC English: Reading Strategies Chapter Objectives

The MTTC English test checks whether you display the kind of knowledge that aligns with teaching standards in Michigan. The Reading Strategies chapter helps you get ready for questions from the Skills and Processes subarea. This part of the exam makes up about 24% of the score and uses multiple choice questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 34: MTTC English: Reading Strategies
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Understanding Words By Their Relationships

1. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

2. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

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.

What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

4. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.

What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

5. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

6. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

7. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

8. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

9. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

10. Research-Based Reading Strategies for Teachers

Learning to read is a complex process that balances multiple components, including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, spelling, assessment, and engagement.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

11. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

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