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AEPA Reading K-8: Language Development - Chapter Summary
These lessons and quizzes will get you up to speed on language development topics for the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. You'll cover topics like the differences between strong and struggling readers and ESL learning. Other lesson topics found in this chapter include:
- Basics of language
- Development of language in childhood
- Process of descriptive linguistics
- Language acquisition
- Language development and its stages
- Semantics and syntax
- Creating curricula for ESL learners
- Developing and teaching vocabulary for ESL students
This combination of text and video lessons will get you up to speed in no time, whether you're looking for a quick refresher or to pick up concepts that you may have missed. Each lesson comes with a self-assessment quiz that you can use to test your knowledge. Take the quizzes at any time, either before or after completing the lessons.
AEPA Reading K-8: Language Development Chapter Objectives
Those who wish to teach reading at the elementary or middle school level in Arizona will need to pass the AEPA Reading K-8 exam. The exam consists of 100 constructed-response questions and one written-response assignment. It lasts three-and-a-half hours and is delivered via computer.
This chapter will prepare you for questions on the linguistic foundations of language and literacy in the Theoretical and Research Foundations subarea of the exam. This subarea accounts for 13% of the total test. You'll need to know about language systems as they relate to reading and writing, including phonology, morphology, syntax and orthography. In addition, the test will ask you about language acquisition and development as well as factors that affect language development for ESL learners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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Other chapters within the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 (AZ046): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Students with Special Needs
- AEPA Reading K-8: Cognitive Foundations of Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Sociocultural Influences on Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Theoretical Models of Reading
- AEPA Reading K-8: Assessment Methods
- AEPA Reading K-8: Purpose of Assessments
- AEPA Reading K-8: Using Data to Drive Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic Development
- AEPA Reading K-8: Appropriate Literacy Intervention
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Literacy Instruction
- AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Vocabulary & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Improving Fluency
- AEPA Reading K-8: Leadership in Reading & Literacy
- AEPA Reading K-8: Phonemic & Spelling Awareness
- AEPA Reading K-8: Effective Writing
- AEPA Reading K-8: Comprehension of Content Area Texts
- AEPA Reading K-8: Reading, Writing & Critical Thinking
- AEPA Reading K-8: Types of Texts
- AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 Flashcards