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NMTA Reading: The Reading Professional - Chapter Summary
Use this chapter's lessons to improve your understanding of what a reading teacher does, how to operate a reading program and professional organizations for reading teachers. Short video lessons and quizzes will aid you in preparing for NMTA Reading exam questions on topics such as:
- How to become an effective teacher
- Job description for a reading specialist
- How to teach teachers about teaching
- Managing reading programs
- Self-assessment techniques for teachers
- How to use research findings to improve instruction
- Expectations and attributions of teachers
- Professional organizations for educators
Our lessons and quizzes offer a variety of study tools. A clickable timeline lets you quickly locate areas in the video that you wish to review and the written transcript of the lesson has key topics and terms highlighted so you'll know to pay special attention to them. There's also an ask-the-expert feature that lets you get information on areas where you need more help.
NMTA Reading: The Reading Professional Chapter Objectives
In New Mexico, passing the NMTA Reading exam is required to add a reading endorsement to an existing teaching license, and it can also be used to meet requirements to obtain the initial teaching license. The NMTA Reading exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions divided into four subareas. Questions on the topics this chapter covers are in the subarea on Planning, Managing and Organizing Reading Instruction Based on Ongoing Assessment. This subarea contains 27 questions.
All of our lessons include short multiple-choice quizzes that let you assess your understanding of the concepts reviewed. You'll get immediate feedback on your performance. For instance, every incorrect response offers a link back to the portion of the lesson that contains the answer.
1. Becoming an Effective Teacher
Understanding the principles and theories of educational psychology is essential for teachers but simply understanding is not enough. Future teachers must embrace sound educational principles and seek opportunities for growth throughout their careers. This lesson will focus on the qualities of an effective teacher, including pedagogical content knowledge awareness, reflective teaching and action research.
2. The Role of the Reading Specialist
You might be wondering what a reading specialist is and how s/he relates to other professionals at your school. This lesson gives you insight into this important position.
3. How to Teach Teachers How to Teach
Not everyone was born to teach, but that doesn't mean you can't still make an impact in the classroom. This lesson will highlight how to teach teachers how to teach. A short quiz will follow to test you knowledge.
4. Supervising & Staffing Reading Programs
In this lesson, we'll explore effective supervisory strategies for selecting qualified reading staff, implementing and supervising reading programs, and determining appropriate resource allocation for students and teachers.
5. Self-Assessment for Effective Classroom Instruction
Successful teachers use a variety of strategies to make sure they're hitting the mark in their practice. A highly effective method is self-assessment. This lesson describes techniques educators can use to evaluate and tweak their performance.
6. Applying Research to Improve Reading Instruction
Reading is the most critical skill a student can master, and the importance of effective reading instruction in the classroom cannot be overstated. Let's look at what the research says and how we can implement best practices with our own students.
7. Teacher Expectations & Attributions
Attributions for success and failure drive future expectations for learning and success. Students attribute their successes or failures to a number of factors. Teachers also make attributions for student performance. This lesson will explore teacher expectations and attributions that affect classroom and individual student performance.
8. National Education Association (NEA): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The National Education Association (NEA) is a major force in the world of American education. Watch this lesson to find out what the NEA is, what it does, what its core values are, who can become a member, and how to join.
9. American Federation of Teachers (AFT): Overview, Membership Requirements & Activism
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) provides many benefits to its members across the country. In this lesson, we'll explore the AFT, including how to join, the structure of the organization, and its mission and work across the United States.
10. Field-Specific Professional Organizations in Education
Joining a professional education organization can provide educators with all sorts of benefits. But how can a teacher find an association in his or her content area? Watch this lesson for the benefits of field-specific organizations and how to find one.
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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: 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: Legislative Influences in Reading
- NMTA Reading Flashcards