Ch 1: NES Middle Grades ELA: Foundations of Reading

About This Chapter

Prepare to take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination and earn a certification in reading by studying this chapter's online tutorial lessons. In addition to the videos, you'll find convenient quizzes that are designed to test your progress.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Foundations of Reading - Chapter Summary

When you watch each of the online video lessons in this chapter, you can use the presented information to become better prepared to teach young learners to read. The lessons teach the art of decoding in order to better recognize words, and they emphasize the teaching of phonics along with written and spoken language. Look to these videos for assistance with:

  • Defining and providing examples of phonemes
  • Teaching the alphabetic principle
  • Exploring strategies for word recognition
  • Developing activities that promote reading fluency
  • Teaching children to recognize letter shapes

Hone your teaching competencies as well as your knowledge of reading strategies and word recognition. Instructors narrate the engaging videos, which are usually under ten minutes long. Navigate with the video tags and make use of the worksheets and the links to additional courses. The lessons and the self-assessment quiz questions could well prepare you for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination's pertinent questions.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Foundations of Reading Objectives

The NES Middle Grades ELA examination consists of five content domains. The first, Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas, accounts for 21% of the test score. Having reviewed phonics and reading development strategies in this chapter, this domain is where you can demonstrate your expertise in these and other areas in order to earn a teaching endorsement in reading. You'll have up to three hours to finish the computer-administered examination, which includes 150 multiple-choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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