Ch 2: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words

About This Chapter

Components to establishing word meaning are highlighted in the chapter's short, engaging video lessons. After reviewing this chapter, you should be well prepared for associated questions that come up on your AEPA Middle Grades ELA test.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words - Chapter Summary

Study these videos to ensure you're aware of key tips and strategies for determining the intended meaning of a word used in text. After completing the chapter, you ought to be able to correctly respond to AEPA Middle Grades ELA questions asking about:

  • Deciding word meaning with help from context
  • Using prior knowledge and word structure to determine word meaning
  • Different kinds of morphemes
  • Distinguishing connotation from denotation
  • Looking at roots and affixes to determine the meaning of a word
  • Vocabulary reference materials

You can easily backtrack in any of these lessons to study something further by using the video tags. Show yourself how well you understand the topics while you're taking the short practice quizzes included with every lesson.

AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words Chapter Objectives

The AEPA Middle Grades ELA test is used to see if an examinee is qualified for ELA teacher certification in Arizona. Test questions involving word meaning will be in the Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas content domain. All of the items from this exam part amount to about 20% of your score. The exam has 150 multiple-choice questions in total.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words
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How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

1. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

2. 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.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

5. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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