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Ch 8: NMTA Reading: Reading Comprehension Instruction

About This Chapter

Let us help you refresh your understanding of strategies for teaching reading comprehension and fluency skills, as you prepare to take the NMTA Reading exam. Our lessons can aid you in handling exam questions on these topics.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 8: NMTA Reading: Reading Comprehension Instruction
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How to Teach Reading Comprehension

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.

Teaching Reading Fluency to Improve 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.

Promoting & Assessing Sight Word Automaticity

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.

Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

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.

Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

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.

How to Develop Prosody 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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