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Elementary ELA: Language Structure, Meaning & Figurative Interpretation - Chapter Summary
Check out this chapter's engaging and expertly taught lessons to review instructional strategies for language structure, meaning and figurative interpretation. Geared toward elementary-level instruction, this chapter helps you review teaching methods that help students easily learn and understand the basics of grammar, semantics, syntax, new vocabulary and more. When you're finished working through this chapter, you should be able to:
- Use effective strategies for teaching sentence structure, grammar, mechanics and vocabulary
- Determine the meaning of words though syntax
- Define semantics
Make sure you understand the chapter topics by taking the accompanying self-assessments. The Ask the Expert feature allows you to submit any questions you may have about the material. You can revisit the lessons as many times as needed, and the chapter is accessible on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
1. Strategies for Teaching Sentence Structure
Teaching sentence structure is not usually seen as an enjoyable learning concept. This lesson outlines some creative strategies for teaching different aspects of building sentences.
2. Teaching Grammar & Mechanics: Techniques & Strategies
Grammar and language mechanics are important technical skills for students to learn if they want to become successful communicators. However, teaching these skills can be slightly boring or dry. These techniques and strategies will help you teach grammar and mechanics in an engaging manner.
3. 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.
4. Using Syntax to Determine the Meaning of Words
Syntax can be a helpful tool in determining the meaning of unknown words. This lesson will explain what syntax is and how it can be used to break the code of unknown vocabulary.
5. 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.
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