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Ch 15: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Vocabulary Development

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Make sure you are ready for the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam by using this chapter. It focuses on vocabulary development, and it has resources to aid in the study process.

AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Vocabulary Development - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to examine spelling and word patterns as well as the etymology of words. After finishing all of the lessons, answering questions on the AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12 exam relating to these additional topics will be easy:

  • Research related to the teaching of vocabulary words
  • Finding the meaning of words using roots and affixes
  • Vocabulary instruction
  • The introduction of new vocabulary words
  • Strategies for developing and teaching vocabulary
  • Greek and Latin root words that enhance understanding
  • Semantic noise and ambiguous words
  • The use of structural analysis

The videos in this chapter make the process of learning about vocabulary development fun. Watch a lesson and then take a quiz to see what information you remember. After completing all of the quizzes, you will know if you are ready for the actual exam or not. If you need assistance with a lesson, just get help from one of our online instructors.

12 Lessons in Chapter 15: AEPA Reading Endorsement 6-12: Vocabulary Development
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Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary

1. Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary

In this lesson, you'll learn some best practices for teaching vocabulary words to students. We'll work to understand the insights of researchers who have spent decades discovering what works best.

Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

2. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

3. 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.

The Etymology of Words

4. The Etymology of Words

Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.

Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction

5. Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction

When students understand and are fluent with vocabulary they have a better understanding of what they read. How can teachers focus their instruction? This lesson will show how to create vocabulary lists to enhance subject knowledge.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

6. How to Teach New Vocabulary

This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.

How to Teach Vocabulary Words

7. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

8. Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is an essential component in language development. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including vocabulary journals, foldables, word walls, and games, helps teachers increase student engagement and vocabulary retention.

Teaching Greek & Latin Roots to Enhance Vocabulary

9. Teaching Greek & Latin Roots to Enhance Vocabulary

Latin and Greek roots run rampant in the English Language. This lesson discusses how to use roots and other word parts to give your students the ability to unlock the meaning of unknown words.

How to Determine the Meaning of Ambiguous Words

10. How to Determine the Meaning of Ambiguous Words

In this lesson we'll learn a few tricks you can use when you encounter ambiguous words while studying or taking tests. Studying can be a tedious process, especially when memorizing lots of new information. Taking tests can be challenging too. Why not learn a few shortcuts for studying and test taking that can save you a lot of time and effort in the long run? These strategies will help you get on the fast track to success.

Semantic Noise in Communication: Definition & Examples

11. Semantic Noise in Communication: Definition & Examples

Semantic noise can be a serious roadblock to effective communication. In this lesson, you'll learn about semantic noise and be provided examples. A short quiz follows the lesson to help you reinforce your knowledge.

Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

12. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

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