Ch 19: NMTA Reading: Effective Reading Instruction

About This Chapter

Let us help you prepare for the NMTA Reading exam with lessons on methods of reading instruction, activities to develop student reading and how to select reading materials. Our videos and quizzes can help you tackle exam questions on these subjects.

NMTA Reading: Effective Reading Instruction - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of strategies for teaching reading as you study for the NMTA Reading exam. These videos and quizzes can aid you in preparing for questions on topics including:

  • Types of instructional strategies
  • Advance organizers in the classroom
  • Foundations of effective reading programs
  • Constructing meaning from context or clues
  • Response to Intervention strategies
  • The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction
  • Basal reading program
  • How literature circles promote reading comprehension
  • Instructional elements for effective adolescent literary programs
  • Strategies for selecting reading materials

These lessons are developed and taught by professionals who understand what you need to succeed on the exam. If you have questions, our ask-an-expert section lets you get advice. You can watch these lessons as your schedule permits, anywhere you have an Internet connection.

NMTA Reading: Effective Reading Instruction Chapter Objectives

In New Mexico, the NMTA Reading exam can be a requirement for an initial teaching license or can be taken for an added endorsement to teach reading. The exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions, divided into four subareas. Questions on reading instruction are in Subarea I: Planning, Managing, and Organizing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment, which makes up 27% of the exam.

You can practice answering questions in this format by taking the quizzes that accompany each of our video lessons. These quizzes also allow you to gauge your learning and determine where you need extra review. If you miss a question, the quizzes will link you back to the part of the lesson that covers that information.

16 Lessons in Chapter 19: NMTA Reading: Effective Reading Instruction
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How to Teach Reading: Planning and Execution

1. 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.

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

2. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

3. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative

In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.

Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

4. Activities & Strategies for Student Reading Development

Helping students develop their reading skills can create learners who love to read. This lesson offers some ideas that help young readers develop their reading abilities.

Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

5. Advance Organizers in the Classroom: Teaching Strategies & Advantages

An advance organizer is a very useful tool for teachers to help students understand, retain and remember new learning material. In this lesson, we define an advance organizer and discuss examples and benefits of use in the classroom.

How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

6. How to Apply Ideas from a Reading Selection to Other Situations

Applying what we learn from books to other situations in life helps us grow and improve. This lesson demonstrates how to apply ideas from a text to other situations and how to teach this important skill to readers.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

7. 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.

Elements of Effective Reading Programs

8. Elements of Effective Reading Programs

This lesson discusses the necessary steps students must master in order to become great readers. This lesson reminds teachers that it is important to build a firm foundation so that readers can develop their reading skills over a period of time.

Outcome-Based Education: Steps & Evaluation

9. Outcome-Based Education: Steps & Evaluation

The simplest way to measure learning effectiveness is to ask, 'What will the students actually be able to do when they're finished learning?' In this lesson we'll discuss typical steps for achievement and evaluation in the outcome-based approach.

What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

10. What Is Response to Intervention (RTI)? - Tiers & Strategies

The Response to Intervention process, or RTI, was designed and implemented in public schools as an attempt at early intervention for students with exceptional educational needs. In this video, we will look at the basics of this process.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach of Reading Instruction

11. The Orton-Gillingham Approach of Reading Instruction

In this lesson, we discover an important learning method, the Orton-Gillingham Approach, which can help students with dyslexia and other reading-related learning disabilities to overcome their disorders.

What Is a Basal Reading Program?

12. What Is a Basal Reading Program?

In this lesson, we explore the basic methods behind teaching a basal reading program and what students, parents, and teachers can expect when a basal program is implemented.

How Literature Circles Benefit Reading Comprehension

13. How Literature Circles Benefit Reading Comprehension

Literature circles: Are they a waste of instruction time or a worthwhile opportunity for student growth? This lesson outlines some great benefits to using literature circles in your classroom.

Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs

14. Elements of Effective Adolescent Literacy Programs

In this lesson, we will examine the components of a comprehensive adolescent literacy program, including techniques to make it relevant and motivating to students, instructional implications for teachers in all content areas, and program evaluation.

Influences on Selecting Reading Programs & Materials

15. Influences on Selecting Reading Programs & Materials

When it comes to teaching reading, it's very important to use research-based tools that meet the needs of your students. Take a look at this lesson for help selecting reading programs and materials for elementary schools.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

16. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

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