Ch 6: Reading Development: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature

About This Chapter

Take a look at this chapter's text and video lessons about reading development to get ready for pertinent questions on the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. Use our multiple-choice quizzes for extra practice.

MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature: Reading Development - Chapter Summary

Follow the lessons in this chapter get a handle on the concepts associated with reading development. Our instructors will share the most important information about this topic in order to help you get ready for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. These text and video lessons include topics that may be on the exam, such as:

  • The definition and examples of phoneme
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Types of consonants and vowels in English
  • Spelling and word patterns
  • Finding the meaning of words
  • Understanding the relationship between words
  • The difference between denotation and connotation
  • Examples of print awareness
  • Reading fluency and reading rates

This chapter will detail the reading development information that you could find on the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. When you've finished our lessons, you could be well-equipped to answer questions about everything from spelling patterns to reading fluency.

9 Lessons in Chapter 6: Reading Development: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature
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Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

1. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

2. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities

Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.

Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

3. Understanding Consonants, Vowels & Syllables: Types, Structure & Activities

After watching this video lesson, you will learn how vowels and consonants come together to form syllables. You will also learn how you can teach this part of our language to your students.

Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

4. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

5. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

6. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

7. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

8. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

9. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

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