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AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Vocabulary & Literacy - Chapter Summary
This chapter covers the essential information you'll need to know about teaching vocabulary and literacy for the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 exam. You'll cover topics like strategies for teaching vocabulary words to students, types of phrases and their correct usage, and word etymology. Lesson topics also include the following:
- Guidelines for teaching vocabulary
- Selecting vocabulary words
- Using Greek and Latin roots to build vocabulary
- Examples of semantic noise
- Determining the meaning of words with structural analysis
- Syntax and semantics
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AEPA Reading K-8: Teaching Vocabulary & Literacy Objectives
The AEPA Reading K-8 exam is part of the licensing requirements for Arizona teachers. It consists of 100 selected-answer questions and one written-response assignment. The exam lasts three and a half hours and is given electronically.
This chapter corresponds to objectives in the Essential Elements of K-8 Literacy Instruction and Intervention subarea of the exam. This section makes up about 40% of the total test. Use these chapter resources to help you correctly answer questions about the role vocabulary plays in reading, effective vocabulary instruction methods and writing activities that support students' vocabulary development.
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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. What is a Phrase?
In this lesson, we will define a phrase. We will then discuss the different kinds of phrases, look at examples of each, and then discuss how to use them correctly in writing.
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Other chapters within the AEPA Reading Endorsement K-8 (AZ046): Practice & Study Guide course
- AEPA Reading K-8: Language Development
- 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: 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