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MTTC Reading Specialist: Developing Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary
In these short video lessons, our professional instructors talk about strategies you can use to help students develop reading comprehension skills. Use these lessons to prepare for questions on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Reading Specialist exam about:
- Drawing conclusions from reading selections
- Forming predictions from information in a reading
- Using visualization to improve comprehension
- Applying ideas from a reading selection to other situations
- Finding cause and effect of events in a reading
- The organization of a reading selection
- Arranging ideas into an outline
- Instructional strategies and classroom organization
As an alternative to the videos, read the lesson transcripts that highlight the key vocabulary terms found in the chapter. After your review, test your understanding by completing the lesson quizzes. These quizzes will show you what you have mastered, and what you need to review further. Also, take advantage of the video tags that take you directly to the material you wish to review and allow you to skip over the information you have down.
MTTC Reading Specialist: Developing Reading Comprehension Objectives
The MTTC Reading Specialist exam is a paper-based certification exam used to certify reading specialists in the state of Michigan. Taking this exam involves completing 100 multiple-choice questions in a four-and-one-half-hour testing session. Twenty percent of the material covered by these questions belong to the subarea of Instruction, and may include some questions about enhancing students' reading comprehension. This chapter will help you prepare for such questions by reviewing techniques and strategies for improving reading comprehension.
1. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
2. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection
When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.
3. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection
Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.
4. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
5. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations
Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.
6. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection
News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.
7. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection
Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.
8. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
9. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline
Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.
10. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
11. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages
An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading Specialist (092): Practice & Study Guide course
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Language Development
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Emergent Language
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literature-Based Language Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literary Genres
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Grammar Basics
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Spelling & Punctuation
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Strategies for Descriptive Writing
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Promoting Literacy
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Teaching Study Strategies
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Foundations of Reading Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Supporting Vocabulary Development
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Oral Communication
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Communication in the Classroom
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Teaching Strategies for Writing
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Written Communication
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Types of Assessments
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Assessment Techniques
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Data Analysis for Assessments
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Reading Issues & Disabilities
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Instruction for Diverse Students
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Partnerships in Instruction
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Professional Skills & Development
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Legal Issues in Education
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Planning Curriculum
- MTTC Reading Specialist: Literacy Research
- MTTC Reading Specialist Flashcards