Ch 5: NMTA Reading: Emergent Literacy

About This Chapter

Strengthen your knowledge of emergent literacy as you study for the NMTA Reading assessment. Watch engaging videos to revisit this subject or discover new concepts, and take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of materials.

NMTA Reading: Emergent Literacy - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter provide a comprehensive overview of emergent literacy. Reviewing the videos can help you answer questions on the NMTA Reading assessment that address the following:

  • Understanding the steps involved in learning to read
  • Determining ways to support emergent literacy in children
  • Reviewing the alphabetic principle and learning to read
  • Teaching letter identification and understanding the phases of emergent literacy
  • Detailing activities that promote emergent literacy
  • Describing the benefits of read alouds
  • Identifying resources that support emergent literacy in the classroom
  • Ways to promote literacy development with written language

This chapter can streamline the studying process by allowing you to view just the lessons you need to study, while skipping those you can review at a later date. The clickable timeline located below each lesson allows you to further prioritize with a jump feature you can use to watch topics you need to review most.

Objectives of the NMTA Reading: Emergent Literacy Chapter

The NMTA Reading assessment is a content knowledge test for current teachers or individuals applying for initial educator licensure who need a reading endorsement. The assessment is computer based and requires a score of 240 to pass. You will be required to answer 100 selected-response questions on the test.

The topics covered in this emergent literacy chapter are located in subarea II of the assessment, which examines the development of phonological and other linguistic processes related to reading. It constitutes approximately 20% of the total test. Prepare for the exam by learning more about the subject via the video lessons then take the self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the materials. If you answer a question wrong on the quiz, simply click the link next to the incorrect answer to watch the related section of the video lesson again.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: NMTA Reading: Emergent Literacy
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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.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

2. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.

Teaching Letter Identification to Students

3. Teaching Letter Identification to Students

One important step in learning to read and write is learning letter names. How do teachers instruct letter identification? This lesson will describe where this skill fits into reading instruction, how to teach it, and why it matters.

Phases of Emergent Literacy

4. Phases of Emergent Literacy

Teachers who work with young children can be more effective if they understand how emergent literacy works. This lesson will acquaint you with the phases of emergent literacy.

Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

5. Activities to Promote Emergent Literacy

Emergent readers and writers are exciting to work with! This lesson will give you some ideas about what activities best promote emergent literacy. You will learn about activities for promoting oral language as well as reading and writing.

How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

6. How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

There are so many different reasons to read aloud to children of all ages. In this lesson, you will begin to understand how reading to younger children helps support their emergent literacy and put them on the path to being lifelong readers.

Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

7. Resources to Support Emergent Literacy in the Classroom

When teaching young children to read, educators need to have a tool bag bursting at the seams. What types of resources can be used to help emergent readers, and what does that look like in a classroom? Read on for details.

Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

8. Using Written Language to Promote Emergent Literacy Development

The more exposure young children have to written language, the better accustomed they'll become to the relationship between the written word and spoken language. In this lesson, we'll look at classroom activities that use written language to support emergent literacy development.

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