About This Chapter
MTTC Reading: Developing & Promoting Literacy - Chapter Summary
Follow along with our expert instructors as they explain factors that help children develop strong language and reading skills and how you, as a teacher, can promote this development. These lessons have been put together to aid in your studies for the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading exam. It also reviews:
- Activities supporting language development
- Importance of positive, safe and supportive learning environments
- Creating respectful learning environments
- Motivation in educational environments
- Use of children's books to facility reading development
- Activities that facilitate responses to literature
- Classroom libraries
- Motivational strategies
Take advantage of the versatility of these lessons by watching them on your mobile device or computer, reading the lesson transcripts, or both. Afterwards, take the quizzes that accompany them to test your understanding of the material and discover topics you may want to re-review. When you have a firm understanding of the lessons, test your overall retention with the chapter exam to insure you know what you need to know.
MTTC Reading: Developing & Promoting Literacy Objectives
The MTTC Reading exam is administered to individuals seeking certification as reading teachers. This exam measures your understanding of student language and reading skill development and strategies to promote them via 100 multiple-choice questions administered in a single 4.5-hour testing session. Eighteen percent of these questions belong to the subarea Skills and Processes, and some will evaluate your knowledge of methods for promoting literacy. This chapter will help you study for these questions by improving your understanding of the factors that promote children's development of strong language and reading skills as well as the role of teachers in this process.
1. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading
We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.
2. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
3. Creating a Respectful Learning Environment
What is respect? How can teachers create a respectful learning environment? Teachers, students, and schools all play a role in fostering respect for others in academic settings. This lesson offers useful strategies for promoting inclusion and respectful behavior in schools.
4. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
5. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development
When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.
6. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature
A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.
7. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas
All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.
8. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read
One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.
9. Motivators for Students: Examples & Types
Learn about motivators for students and the different types. Find out how to inspire motivation in students. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading (05): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Reading: The Reading Process
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Language Arts
- MTTC Reading: Learning Theories
- MTTC Reading: Factors Affecting Student Learning
- MTTC Reading: Language Development
- MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy
- MTTC Reading: Phonology, Phonemes & Phonics
- MTTC Reading: Uses of Language
- MTTC Reading: Understanding Literature
- MTTC Reading: Using Literary Texts
- MTTC Reading: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Study Strategies
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Comprehension
- MTTC Reading: Speaking & Listening Skills
- MTTC Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom
- MTTC Reading: Promoting Written Communication
- MTTC Reading: Grammar
- MTTC Reading: Spelling & Punctuation
- MTTC Reading: Writing Skills
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills
- MTTC Reading: Planning Reading Curriculum
- MTTC Reading: Assessment Uses & Data
- MTTC Reading: Reading Assessments
- MTTC Reading: Using Reading Assessment Data
- MTTC Reading: Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Teaching Readers with Special Needs
- MTTC Reading: Role & Function of Reading Professionals
- MTTC Reading Flashcards