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7th Grade Language Arts: Word Knowledge - Chapter Summary
Students can view the video lessons in this chapter to strengthen their vocabularies, reading skills and writing skills. Designed to reinforce material covered in language arts class, the short and information-packed lessons can teach your 7th grader about synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homonyms and more. The instructors also provide several strategies that students can use to determine a word's meaning, including context clues and word structure. Your 7th grader can submit questions to lesson instructors to get additional help and use video transcripts to support their learning. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam offer a way to gauge a student's comprehension of these topics.
Chapter Lessons and Objectives
|What is a Synonym? - Definition, Examples & Quiz||Students learn what synonyms are, view examples and see how to incorporate them in their writing.|
|What are Antonyms? - Definition, Examples & Quiz||This lesson teaches students how to improve their writing and vocabulary skills through the use of antonyms.|
|What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples||Students distinguish between a word's denotation and its possible connotations.|
|Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words||The instructor explains how students can determine a word's meaning based on its roots and affixes.|
|Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure||In this lesson, students learn to understand a word's meaning based on context clues, word structure and their prior knowledge.|
|How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words||This lesson delves deeper into how to use a word's context to understand its meaning.|
|Understanding Words By Their Relationships||Students learn to use analogies and other word relationships to understand the meaning of a term.|
|Commonly Confused Words in English||The instructor identifies some of of the most commonly confused English words and their meanings.|
|Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)||Students learn to distinguish between homonyms, homophones and homographs.|
1. What is a Synonym? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will look at the definition of a synonym and review why they are important in writing and building vocabulary. We will also look at some examples and note where you could apply them in your own writing.
2. What are Antonyms? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will take a look at antonyms. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings to other words in a sentence. Using antonyms can help us improve our writing and vocabulary skills.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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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