About This Chapter
MTTC Reading: The Reading Process - Chapter Summary
As part of a study guide course for the MTTC Reading exam, this chapter has been assembled to help you review the process of learning how to read and the role of the reading teacher. Start by watching this chapter's series of short, engaging and mobile-device-friendly lesson videos, taught by our expert instructors, for a versatile and effective way of reviewing the:
- Steps children go through when learning how to read
- Planning and execution of reading lessons
- Use of context clues, prior knowledge and word structure to construct meaning
- Research design and applied research used to improve reading instruction
If at any time you find yourself confused about a topic of this chapter, be sure to send any questions you may have to our instructors for clarification via the Teacher tab. As you complete these lessons, test your understanding of the material by taking the lesson quizzes. After you feel that you have a firm understanding of the material in this chapter, be sure to test your mastery with the practice chapter exam before you take the MTTC Reading exam.
1. Steps in Learning to Read
Learning to read is a multifaceted process. This lesson will explore the steps necessary to learn how to read and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
2. How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution
Feeling overwhelmed with the immensity of teaching reading comprehension? Watch this video lesson to learn four easy steps to plan and execute reading lessons.
3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.
4. Types of Research Design
There are questions to be answered in all areas of psychology. How are these questions answered by professionals in the field? This lesson covers several different options researchers can use to approach such questions.
5. An Overview of Qualitative Research
Sometimes, a research study does not have results made up of numbers. In this lesson, we'll look at qualitative research, compare it to quantitative research and examine some of its strengths and limitations.
6. Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction
Reading is the most critical skill a student can master, and the importance of effective reading instruction in the classroom cannot be overstated. Let's look at what the research says and how we can implement best practices with our own students.
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Other chapters within the MTTC Reading (05): Practice & Study Guide course
- 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: Developing & Promoting Literacy
- 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