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Developing Student Vocabulary - Chapter Summary
This chapter breaks down ways to help students develop their vocabulary. You'll study strategies for teaching phonics and multiple-meaning words. The video and text lessons can ensure you master cueing systems, including graphic, syntactic, and semantic systems. You'll also review ways to help students construct meaning using tools that are available to them: context clues, prior knowledge, word structure, and relationships to other words. By the end of this chapter you will be able to:
- Develop and implement strategies for using phonics in the classroom
- Define, explain, and differentiate between cueing systems
- Teach ways to understand words by their relationships
- Define and give examples of idioms
- Employ academic, conversational, and domain-specific language
- Use reference materials for vocabulary
Study as much or as little of the provided materials as you need to ensure you can answer test questions related to vocabulary acquisition. You can choose to view the videos or transcripts if you prefer a text-based format. Be sure to use your Dashboard to check your progress.
1. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom
In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.
2. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic
What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.
3. Understanding Words By Their Relationships
Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.
4. 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.
5. Teaching Multiple Meaning Words
This lesson is a guide to teaching multiple meaning words using context clues and by defining verbs vs nouns. It covers the three different types of learners: visual, auditory, and tactile.
6. Literal vs. Figurative Language
Writers frequently make use of different types of language to get their points across. In this lesson, we'll look at the basic differences between literal and figurative language.
7. What is an Idiom? - Definition & Examples
Break a leg! It takes two to tango. In this lesson, we'll learn all about idioms, those colorful figures of speech that play with language and take on a meaning of their own.
8. Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language
Tiered vocabulary development is an essential part of meeting academic standards. In this lesson, we will define and discuss the three tiers of vocabulary: academic, conversational, and domain-specific language.
9. 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.
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