About This Chapter
NMTA Reading: Reading Comprehension Instruction - Chapter Summary
The videos in this chapter review strategies for teaching reading comprehension and helping students develop reading fluency. Our lessons can help you prepare to answer NMTA Reading questions on subjects including:
- Teaching reading comprehension
- Teaching reading fluency
- Promoting and assessing sight word automaticity
- Helping students develop decoding skills
- Improving students' reading fluency
- Supporting development of prosodic reading
You can watch these short videos on your computer, smartphone or tablet, whenever you have a few minutes to devote to study and wherever you happen to be. A clickable timeline makes quick work of revisiting lesson topics you wish to review. If you have additional questions, contact the instructor for help.
NMTA Reading: Reading Comprehension Instruction Chapter Objectives
New Mexico has made passing the NMTA Reading exam one of its requirements for some types of teaching licenses and license endorsements. The exam consists of four subareas, and questions on reading comprehension instruction are in the Developing Reading Comprehension and Promoting Independent Reading subarea, which accounts for 27% of the exam.
The exam's questions are all multiple-choice, like the quizzes that accompany the video lessons in this study guide. The quizzes give you experience answering questions in this format, and offer a way to assess your learning and see in what areas your knowledge is weak.
1. How to Teach Reading Comprehension
Teaching reading comprehension requires instilling in the learner the use of several strategies and skills. This lesson will focus on cognitive skills and notation strategies that will enhance reading comprehension.
2. Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve Reading Comprehension
Fluency is one of the key pillars of good reading instruction. This lesson will give you some ideas about teaching fluency and explain how fluency enhances reading comprehension.
3. Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity
One of the most important ways to help emergent readers gain in competence and fluency is by promoting their awareness of sight words. In this lesson, learn how to assess students' knowledge of sight words and how to promote development of automaticity.
4. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies
Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.
5. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency
Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.
6. How to Develop Prosody in Reading
Prosody is an important part of fluency in reading. This lesson will help you understand more about what prosody is, as well as how to help your students develop it.
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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: 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