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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the NMTA Reading (013): Practice & Study Guide course
- NMTA Reading: Language 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 Independent Reading
- 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