Ch 1: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Linguistic Foundations

About This Chapter

Get ready for the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam by going through this chapter. Lively lessons and other study aids make the reviewing process concerning linguistic foundations fun.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Linguistic Foundations - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to teach you about language and language development, helping you prepare for questions on the test. Some topics addressed in this chapter include:

  • Good and struggling readers
  • Descriptive linguistics
  • Morphology of English
  • Morphemes
  • Stages of language development
  • Syntax in writing
  • Definition and examples of semantics
  • Teaching vocabulary words to ESL students

Go further into the principles of language acquisition by watching and reading the lessons in this chapter. They are short and interactive, and even come with multiple-choice quizzes. These quizzes help you check your understanding, letting you know if there is any topic you need to revisit before taking the real exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 1: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Linguistic Foundations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is Language?

1. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

2. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Differences Between Good & Struggling Readers

3. Differences Between Good & Struggling Readers

What makes a good reader? How do you know if a student is struggling with reading? This lesson will explore the qualities of good and struggling readers and will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

4. What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

This lesson will seek to explain the field of descriptive linguistics. In doing so, it will highlight the terms phonology, morphology, and syntax while discussing examples from around the globe.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

5. Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

Morphology is the study of parts of language and how we use these parts to form words. In this lesson you'll find out the building blocks of language and how to use these blocks to construct words and deconstruct sentences. A short quiz follows.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

6. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of grammar and syntax, 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.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

7. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

8. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

9. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

10. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

ESL Curriculum Development

11. ESL Curriculum Development

This lesson will highlight some ways in which curriculum can be developed for English as a second language (ESL) classrooms and learners, as well as go over some instructional strategies to help support ESL students develop their language skills.

How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students

12. How to Teach Vocabulary to ESL Students

This lesson will provide strategies and ideas for teaching vocabulary to English as a Second Language (ESL) students. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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