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Ch 7: NMTA Reading: Promoting Reading Comprehension

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Let us help you study for NMTA Reading exam questions on strategies for reading comprehension, including visualization, finding cause and effect, and getting the gist of an essay. Our brief video and text lessons offer a fun way to prepare for the exam.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

This chapter's videos and texts examine ways teachers can help students develop reading comprehension skills, including drawing conclusions and determining the main point by using supporting details. Our lessons and quizzes will prepare you for NMTA Reading exam questions covering:

  • Predictions based on information from a reading selection
  • Visualization
  • Finding cause and effect
  • Getting the gist of an essay
  • Arranging ideas from a reading selection into an outline
  • Identifying organization in a reading selection
  • Finding the problem and solution in a reading selection
  • Determining sequence of events in a reading selection

Our brief lessons make it easy to review material for the NMTA Reading exam. You can study from anywhere, watching on a computer or mobile device. Each video includes a clickable timeline that quickly locates significant parts of the lesson. If you need additional help, you can submit your questions to our expert instructors.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Reading Comprehension Chapter Objectives

New Mexico teachers may take the NMTA Reading exam as part of the initial licensure process or for adding a reading endorsement to their license. The exam is divided into four subareas, and questions on this material can be found in the Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting Independent Reading subarea, which accounts for 27% of the NMTA Reading test's content.

All of the computer-based exam's 100 questions are multiple-choice, as are the short quizzes that follow each of our lessons. The quizzes offer an opportunity to become familiar with questions in the format you'll find on the exam. They also enable you assess your learning and point out where you need extra review.

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: NMTA Reading: Promoting Reading Comprehension
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Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

1. Drawing Conclusions from a Reading Selection

When someone drops hints, we're able to draw conclusions about what they're really trying to say. Similarly, as readers, we use clues to draw conclusions from texts. This lesson explains how to draw conclusions and how to teach this important skill.

How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

2. How to Make Predictions Based on Information from a Reading Selection

Making predictions when reading is an important reading comprehension strategy. In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important and how to model and practice it.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

3. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

4. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection

Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.

Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

5. Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension

In this lesson, we learn quick rules of getting the 'gist' or point of a sentence, paragraph and essay. This skill will improve your reading speed and help you become a more effective and efficient reader and writer.

How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

6. How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details

In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify the supporting details that explain the main idea being presented in a piece of literature. You will also learn different strategies that can be applied to future questions about the main idea.

How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

7. How to Compare and Contrast Elements of a Passage

In this lesson, you'll learn how to compare and contrast when analyzing pieces of literature. You will also learn different strategies to assist in identifying key similarities and differences when applying compare and contrast.

How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

8. How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline

Organizing ideas presented in a reading selection can seem like a tricky task. But, in this lesson, we'll discuss how to do this effectively and why it is an important skill to master.

Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

9. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection

Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

10. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

11. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.

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