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Ch 1: MTTC Reading: The Reading Process

About This Chapter

In preparation for the MTTC Reading exam, use this chapter to review the process of learning how to read, the role of teachers in this process and research that has been used to improve the effectiveness of reading instruction.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: MTTC Reading: The Reading Process
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Steps in Learning to Read

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.

How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

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.

Types of Research Design

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.

An Overview of Qualitative Research

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.

Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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