Ch 3: MTTC Reading Specialist: Literature-Based Language Instruction

About This Chapter

Learn more about literature-based language instruction through the lessons in this chapter. Once you've watched the videos and taken the accompanying assessment quizzes, you should be well prepared for questions on literature-based language instructions that appear on the MTTC Reading Specialist examination.

MTTC Reading Specialist - Literature-Based Language Instruction - Chapter Summary

This chapter's tutorial video lessons examine the use of children's literature to help young learners develop literacy skills. Prepare for your role of reading specialist by exploring literary narrators and enhancing your ability to analyze and interpret literature. Afterwards, apply your knowledge on the MTTC Reading Specialist examination. This chapter might assist you with:

  • Implementing language development activities
  • Exploring themes in children's literature
  • Distinguishing close-picture and big-picture reading techniques
  • Using text to interpret literary meaning
  • Providing examples of literary motifs
  • Discussing literary narrators
  • Exploring imagery and symbolism
  • Analyzing literary passages step-by-step

Before you sit for the MTTC Reading Specialist examination, watch our video lessons led by experts in the field. Brief and informative, the lessons can be studied at your own pace using any connected device. You'll have the option of submitting questions, exploring related courses, taking and re-taking the quizzes, and referring to the written transcripts that parallel the videos. You can also pause and re-watch the lessons until you've fully comprehended the material.

MTTC Reading Specialist - Literature-Based Language Instruction Objectives

The Genres and Craft of Literature and Language sub-area of the MTTC Reading Specialist examination focuses on literature-based language instruction. Worth 14% of the score, this sub-area evaluates your knowledge of literary genres and your ability to utilize literature in reading education. A passing grade is needed to obtain licensure as a reading specialist in Michigan.

Demonstrate the skills you developed while studying this chapter and during your previous learning experiences. The MTTC Reading Specialist examination is paper-based, and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You are allotted four hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: MTTC Reading Specialist: Literature-Based Language Instruction
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What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

1. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

2. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

3. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

4. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

5. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

6. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

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

7. 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.

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