Ch 7: Reading Instruction: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature

About This Chapter

Study this chapter on reading instruction to better prepare for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. When you've finished each lesson, you can try our multiple-choice quiz for more practice.

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

To get ready for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test, use this chapter to review material associated with reading instruction. The experienced educators who lead this chapter's video lessons will address the topics that may come up on this exam. The following information will be covered:

  • The teaching of phonics and language arts
  • Strategies for teaching reading and vocabulary to ELL students and struggling readers
  • The use of metacognitive, scaffolding and visualization reading strategies
  • Big picture and close picture reading methods
  • The implementation of literacy strategies
  • Helping students to develop good reading habits
  • The use of reading comprehension strategies and activities

Take advantage of this resource to prepare yourself for the MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature test. This chapter will teach you what you need to know about reading instruction on exam day. Follow the engaging video lessons to study this topic, and take quizzes to practice.

14 Lessons in Chapter 7: Reading Instruction: MTLE Middle Level Communication Arts/Literature
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Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

1. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.

Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

2. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.

Teaching ELL Students to Read

3. Teaching ELL Students to Read

There has been an increase in the number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom. This lesson highlights ways to teach ELLs to become successful readers.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

4. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

5. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.

Reading Strategies Using Visualization

6. Reading Strategies Using Visualization

In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.

Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

7. Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies

In this lesson, learn about two different approaches to reading a work of literature: big picture strategies and close reading strategies. Discover how these two perspectives can be put into practice through examples from the play 'Romeo and Juliet.'

Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

8. Strategies for Scaffolding Reading Instruction

Ever heard the phrase 'reading is the gateway to all learning'? Reading is one of the areas targeted by most states for assessment because it not only is a critical area in academics, but also an area where most students were not showing gains. This lesson will highlight strategies to help struggling readers develop skills to be successful in the classroom.

Language Arts Teaching Strategies

9. Language Arts Teaching Strategies

Benjamin Franklin stated: ''Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.'' This remains as true today as it was centuries ago. This lesson highlights strategies that put Ben's words to practice in the language arts class.

Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

10. Metacognitive Strategies: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain in detail what metacognitive strategies are and how they can be used in the classroom to help deepen students' thinking about content and develop students who are ready and willing to tackle new content.

Literacy Strategies for Teachers

11. Literacy Strategies for Teachers

The best way for children to grow as readers is for them to constantly practice and engage in reading. Reading research tells us that thinking about what your brain is doing when reading, or being metacognitive, helps one to progress in regard to comprehension. Children need to know what and why they're reading. Implementing specific literacy strategies will help them accomplish this.

Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

12. Strategies for Developing Students' Learning & Reading Habits

Ever finished reading and couldn't remember what you had just read? Many students experience this, too. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies to help your students develop healthy reading habits.

Reading Comprehension Activities & Organization

13. Reading Comprehension Activities & Organization

Watch this video lesson to learn about various activities and tools you can use to help increase your students' reading comprehension. Also, learn about a formal assessment you can use to test a particular student's reading comprehension level.

Reading Comprehension Strategies

14. Reading Comprehension Strategies

Learning to hone the skills of reading comprehension can be difficult. To help in the process this lesson explores visualizing, making connections and inferences, determining importance, and synthesizing text.

Chapter Practice Exam
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