Ch 9: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components

About This Chapter

Use the lessons in this chapter to understand the various relationships between different types of language arts. In addition to video lessons, we'll provide you with self-assessment quizzes to help you prepare for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam.

TExMat Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components - Chapter Summary

These video lessons will show you how to make connections between different literary mediums so you can be better prepared for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam. As you move through the chapter, you'll master the following concepts:

  • Connections between different language arts
  • Applications of literary concepts across language arts
  • Connections between reading and writing
  • The process of developing reading and writing workshops
  • Text-to-text connections between written works
  • Speaking and reading connectivity
  • The processes of scribbling and invented spelling
  • The developmental stages of reading
  • The importance of reading comprehension
  • Print awareness

Experienced instructors will guide you through the material and are available to answer your questions to ensure your mastery of the subjects. Each video lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz and written transcript so you can digest the material from different angles. No matter how you learn best, we'll help you be ready on test day.

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components Chapter Objectives

The TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam is a five-hour, paper-based exam that assesses the ability of Texas public school teachers to ensure that all of their students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade. The test consists of 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response case study assignment.

This Interrelated Components chapter of our TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Practice and Study Guide course will help you prepare for the two-part Foundations of Reading Knowledge and Instruction portion of the exam, which makes up 54% of the total exam. The self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson will not only help you assess whether you're ready to move on to the next lesson, they'll familiarize you with some of the question types you'll encounter on the exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Interrelated Components
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Relationships Between the Language Arts

1. Relationships Between the Language Arts

Language arts teachers have to cover an amazingly large amount of curriculum in a relatively short amount of time. So how do they pull it off? By building relationships between different language arts.

Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

2. Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

Reading and writing are intimately connected to each other. While this may seem intuitive to many adults, this isn't always clear to children. In this lesson, we'll look at what teachers can do in the classroom to help students with both.

How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

3. How to Implement a Reading & Writing Workshop

The workshop model of literacy instruction is popular because it has been shown to improve student reading and writing. During this lesson, we'll examine what the workshop model is, including its basic components, and how best to implement it.

Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

4. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works

In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.

Connections Between Reading & Speaking Skills

5. Connections Between Reading & Speaking Skills

Reading and speaking are two fundamental skills we use to communicate, and they're deeply connected. Explore the relationship between speaking and reading, and discover how each impacts the other. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

6. 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.

Reading Development Across Grades

7. Reading Development Across Grades

One of the most important transformations that happens in the early grades is the movement from non-readers to readers. In this lesson, we track the development of reading skills throughout the early elementary years.

How Reading Comprehension Impacts Subject Matter Learning

8. How Reading Comprehension Impacts Subject Matter Learning

In everything from doing word problems in math class to following directions in science lab, reading comprehension is a vitally important core skill. This lesson explains why it is so important and provides classroom examples.

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