Ch 6: 6th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to teach your students about how word knowledge focuses the construction of words and different types of word pairs. Every lesson includes a video with instruction from an expert English teacher, along with a lesson transcript, lesson quizzes, and a test to conclude the chapter.

6th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge - Chapter Summary

Every student struggles at times with choosing the right word from a group of homophones or deriving the meaning of an unknown word from its parts and context. This chapter will help boost their competence with these tricky English words. The expert instructors who developed these lessons pull words apart and put them back together again with fun videos and humorous examples. Parents and teachers can use these lesson materials to augment textbook lessons provided in class. They can also encourage their students to take the associated quizzes and chapter exam to help judge test preparedness and knowledge retention.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is a Synonym? - Definition, Examples & Quiz In this lesson students are introduced to words that mean the same thing.
What are Antonyms? - Definition, Examples & Quiz Here instructors discuss words that mean opposite things.
What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Instructors help students navigate the murky water between a word's literal meaning and its associative meanings.
Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words In this exciting lesson students get to break things--words that is--into their constituent parts to figure out what they mean.
Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure This video explores the meaning of things further by showing how we use context, history, and word roots to extract meaning.
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Students learn more about using context to discover word meaning.
Understanding Words By Their Relationships This lesson describes how connotation, denotation, synonyms, and antonyms can be used to help students grasp the correct meaning of confusing words.
Commonly Confused Words in English Is it affect or effect? Students learn to sort out these and other oft-misused words.
Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones) This lesson helps students figure out confusing English homophones, homographs, and homonyms.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: 6th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge
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What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

1. 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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

2. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

3. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

5. 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.

Commonly Confused Words in English

6. Commonly Confused Words in English

Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

7. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

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