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Ch 3: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Skills

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Use this chapter to quickly get ready for questions on the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I exam that test your skills of teaching reading comprehension and vocabulary. These lessons are presented in the form of brief videos, making the review process fun and engaging.

NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Skills - Chapter Summary

As you study for the NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I exam, discover factors that hinder and help with reading comprehension by watching these video lessons. Additionally, the videos also help you review other topics for the test, such as:

  • Evaluating reasoning
  • Inference
  • Literal language
  • Teaching vocabulary words
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Using context to define unknown words
  • Teaching reading comprehension

The short, engaging videos make it easy to learn about reading comprehension topics for the test. To see if you are retaining enough information to do well on the real exam, use the self-assessment quizzes. Lesson transcripts are also available if you want to review important concepts and keywords from this chapter.

14 Lessons in Chapter 3: NMTA Elementary Education Subtest I: Reading Comprehension & Vocabulary Skills
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What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

1. What Factors Help & Hinder Reading Comprehension?

Being able to understand what we read is center to a solid reading program. What kinds of things help or hinder us from comprehending? This lesson will explain these factors and help you understand how they impact reading development.

Literal Language: Definition & Examples

2. Literal Language: Definition & Examples

Do you sometimes feel like nobody understands you? Well, perhaps you should try using more literal language! Learn more about this form of straightforward expression in this lesson, where you'll also find some literal language in action.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

3. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

4. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

5. Promoting Reading Development at All Levels

Successful teachers provide support for students of all skill and ability levels. This lesson will provide strategies for promoting reading comprehension skills for all students and show how these strategies work in a classroom.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

6. How to Teach New Vocabulary

This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.

How to Teach Vocabulary Words

7. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

8. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

9. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

10. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.

What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

11. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

12. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Using Context & Prior Knowledge to Define Unknown Words

13. Using Context & Prior Knowledge to Define Unknown Words

This lesson will show you how your own experience and knowledge in using language, and using context, can be your greatest assets when you encounter unfamiliar words in your reading. Learn to draw on that knowledge and to trust yourself.

How to Teach Reading Comprehension

14. How to Teach Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.

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