Ch 2: NMTA Reading: Promoting Writing Development

About This Chapter

Let us help you review ways to promote writing development in your students, help them identify quality writing and use writing to improve their reading skills as you prepare for the NMTA Reading exam. You'll be better able to handle these types of exam questions after watching our video lessons and completing the quizzes.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Writing Development - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to refresh your knowledge of writing skills and how to develop them in your students. Our videos will aid you in answering NMTA Reading exam questions on the following topics:

  • Stages of writing development
  • Writing for an audience
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Qualities of good writing
  • How writing can influence reading skills
  • Types of literature-based creative writing
  • Ways to identify writing difficulties in children
  • Strategies for teaching writing to English language learners

Our lessons are available anytime, via computer, tablet or smartphone. Each includes a written transcript with key terms and phrases bolded so you'll understand what the main points are. Clickable timelines make it simple to return to the lesson to review particular passages without having to re-watch the entire video.

NMTA Reading: Promoting Writing Development Chapter Objectives

New Mexico requires passing the NMTA Reading exam as a condition for an endorsement to teach reading. Exam questions are divided into four subareas, and the material in this chapter is in the Developing Phonological and Other Linguistic Processes Related to Reading subarea, which makes up 20 of the exam's 100 multiple-choice questions.

You can assess your knowledge of promoting writing development with the short quizzes that accompany each of our lessons. These quizzes show you where you need more study, and even link back to the lessons to point out specific sections that can help you. The quizzes also offer practice answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on the NMTA Reading exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: NMTA Reading: Promoting Writing Development
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Activities for the Writing Development Stages

1. Activities for the Writing Development Stages

The writing process is an essential unit for Language Arts teachers. This lesson describes some creative strategies to ensure your students are learning the stages of writing development.

Writing for Your Audience

2. Writing for Your Audience

By understanding some fundamental characteristics about your audience, you can write more effectively and be in better control of how well your writing is received by that audience. This video explains the basic points that you should consider in order to provide more informative and more persuasive essays for your readers.

Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

3. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas

Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.

How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

4. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How Writing Can Improve Reading Skills

5. How Writing Can Improve Reading Skills

Reading and writing are two of the infamous 'Three R's', so naturally we think of them as going hand-in-hand. But can specific writing instruction actually help reading? Turns out, yes. This lesson describes the connection between reading and writing and outlines strategies for using writing skills to boost reading.

Fostering the Motivation to Write in Children

6. Fostering the Motivation to Write in Children

Writing is learned, improved, and embraced through motivation and regular practice. How to best motivate a young writer is dependent on age, and their desire flourishes through consistent, positive reinforcement.

Journal Writing: Benefits, Examples & Prompts

7. Journal Writing: Benefits, Examples & Prompts

In this lesson, you'll discover the benefits of journal writing, including increased writing output. Keep listening and watching to find out how journal writing can improve your critical inquiry, formal essay writing and reflective thinking skills.

Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

8. Literature-Based Creative Writing: Responses, Fanfiction & More

Literature helps us learn about the world. There are many ways to respond to literature, beyond coming up with a plot summary. In this lesson, learn about some of the ways you can creatively respond to literature.

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

9. Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

When you think of teaching writing to English language learners, do you draw a blank on how to support the process? This lesson gives you practical tips and ideas for activities to use in the classroom.

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