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NMTA Reading: Promoting Independent Reading - Chapter Summary
Let us help you prepare for the NMTA Reading exam with lessons covering ways of motivating students to read for their own enjoyment. Our videos and quizzes can get you ready to tackle questions on topics such as:
- Tips for encouraging students to read a variety of texts and enjoy language
- Encouraging positive attitudes towards reading in students
- Positive and safe learning environments
- The importance of motivation in education
- Ways to use children's books to encourage reading development
- Activities for responding to literature
- How to establish a classroom library
- Types of motivators for students
These lessons are available anytime, via computer, tablet or smartphone. A clickable timeline links back to key points of the video, making it easy to review just the portions you want to watch. In addition, there are quizzes and chapter exams that you can use to assess your knowledge or print for offline study.
NMTA Reading: Promoting Independent Reading Chapter Objectives
The NMTA Reading exam is required for an endorsement to teach reading in New Mexico and may also be used toward an initial teaching license. The exam has 100 multiple-choice questions and is divided into four subareas. Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting Independent Reading is the subarea with questions on the material in this chapter. This subarea has 27 questions.
You can get experience answering questions in the format you'll see on the exam by completing the short quizzes that follow each of our lessons. These quizzes provide an assessment of your learning and, by tallying your incorrect answers, can even point you to parts of the lesson where you require additional review.
1. Strategies for Motivating Students to Read
One of the biggest hurdles of reading instruction is helping students become motivated to read. This lesson will detail several strategies you can use in your classroom to help students become motivated, lifelong readers.
2. Enjoyment of Language for Literacy Development
It is easy to focus on aspects of literacy development like decoding, fluency and comprehension but then forget about the importance of joy. This lesson will discuss the importance of enjoyment of language in literacy development.
3. Encouraging Positive Attitudes About Reading
We can all agree that reading is essential for our students. How do we help them develop positive attitudes towards reading? This lesson contains a number of ideas to get you started promoting positive reading attitudes in your classroom.
4. Safe & Supportive Learning Environments: Design & Maintenance
Classroom environments should promote student achievement. This lesson will explore how a safe and supportive learning environment is created and maintained.
5. Creating a Respectful Learning Environment
What is respect? How can teachers create a respectful learning environment? Teachers, students, and schools all play a role in fostering respect for others in academic settings. This lesson offers useful strategies for promoting inclusion and respectful behavior in schools.
6. The Importance of Motivation in an Educational Environment
In this lesson, you'll see how motivation affects learning. Discover the behaviors and perspectives that relate to motivation in an educational environment.
7. How Children's Books Facilitate Reading Development
When learning to read, it's important for children to, well, read. Sounds simple, right? Not so fast. The right book can make all the difference between a positive and frustrating experience. This lesson outlines how books help children learn to read and offers a guide to finding that perfect text.
8. Strategies & Activities for Responding to Literature
A piece of literature can be a daunting task for some students. This lesson gives a few strategies for having your students respond to literature in relatable and applicable ways.
9. Setting Up a Classroom Library: Organization & Ideas
All classrooms have different needs, and having a classroom library can be a great way to reach all your students. Watch this video lesson to learn how to set up an effective classroom library.
10. Motivators for Students: Examples & Types
Learn about motivators for students and the different types. Find out how to inspire motivation in students. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.
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Other chapters within the NMTA Reading (013): Practice & Study Guide course
- NMTA Reading: Language Development
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Writing Development
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Written Communication
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Vocabulary Development
- NMTA Reading: Emergent Literacy
- NMTA Reading: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Reading Comprehension
- NMTA Reading: Reading Comprehension Instruction
- NMTA Reading: Understanding Literature for Students
- NMTA Reading: Using Literary Texts
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Content Area Literacy
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Study Skills
- NMTA Reading: Promoting Oral Communication
- NMTA Reading: Oral Communication in the Classroom
- NMTA Reading: Techniques for Reading Assessment
- NMTA Reading: Using Reading Assessment Data
- NMTA Reading: Planning Reading Instruction
- NMTA Reading: Effective Reading Instruction
- NMTA Reading: The Reading Professional
- NMTA Reading: Legislative Influences in Reading
- NMTA Reading Flashcards