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Ch 6: MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy

About This Chapter

As part of your studies for the MTTC Reading exam, this chapter will review how children develop an understanding of letters and words, as well as some of the things teachers can do to promote the development of emergent literacy.

MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary

This chapter will aid in your studies of the ways teachers can promote emergent literacy in students. Follow along with our expert instructors in this series of lesson videos to review the ways children learn the alphabet and how teachers can help students in this process. After this chapter you should be better prepared for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading exam about:

  • Techniques for promoting emergent literacy in students
  • Processes for teaching students alphabetic principles
  • Teaching letter identification
  • Emergent literacy phases
  • Activities that support emergent literacy
  • Effects of reading out loud
  • Resources for supporting emergent literacy

Test your understanding of these lessons by taking the assessments that accompany them. After each lesson, take the corresponding quiz to find the topics you didn't master. Use the video tags to track down any segments that you'd like to review again. Once you think you have a firm understanding of the material in this chapter, take the practice chapter exam to ensure you know what you need to know.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: MTTC Reading: Emergent Literacy
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The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

1. 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.

Teaching Letter Identification to Students

2. Teaching Letter Identification to Students

One important step in learning to read and write is learning letter names. How do teachers instruct letter identification? This lesson will describe where this skill fits into reading instruction, how to teach it, and why it matters.

Phases of Emergent Literacy

3. Phases of Emergent Literacy

Teachers who work with young children can be more effective if they understand how emergent literacy works. This lesson will acquaint you with the phases of emergent literacy.

Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

4. Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

Emergent readers and writers are exciting to work with! This lesson will give you some ideas about what activities best promote emergent literacy. You will learn about activities for promoting oral language as well as reading and writing.

How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

5. How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

There are so many different reasons to read aloud to children of all ages. In this lesson, you will begin to understand how reading to younger children helps support their emergent literacy and put them on the path to being lifelong readers.

Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

6. Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

When teaching young children to read, educators need to have a tool bag bursting at the seams. What types of resources can be used to help emergent readers, and what does that look like in a classroom? Read on for details.

Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

7. Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

The more exposure young children have to written language, the better accustomed they'll become to the relationship between the written word and spoken language. In this lesson, we'll look at classroom activities that use written language to support emergent literacy development.

Chapter Practice Exam
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