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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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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: 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: Developing Reading Comprehension
- 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