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Ch 3: English Morphology, Vocabulary & Grammar

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This helpful collection of English lessons helps you review morphology, vocabulary and grammar topics. Use this chapter to study vocabulary development, semantics, different parts of speech and more.

English Morphology, Vocabulary & Grammar - Chapter Summary

These comprehensive and engaging English lessons help you review topics related to morphology, vocabulary and grammar. As you move through the chapter, you'll summarize the development of the English language and look at vocabulary and grammar development. You'll understand how to effectively teach new vocabulary words and recognize common examples of grammar mistakes. After finishing the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • List different types of morphemes
  • Summarize the history and development of the English language
  • Identify sentences according to their types
  • Recognize factors that affect vocabulary development
  • Use reading materials to build vocabulary
  • Understand how context can be used to determine the meaning of words
  • Choose words for the purpose of vocabulary instruction
  • Define semantics
  • Teach unfamiliar vocabulary words
  • Recognize the 8 different parts of speech
  • Know about punctuation patterns and grammar development
  • Correct common grammar mistakes

These lessons are designed to give you the most important vocabulary, grammar and morphology definitions as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our instructors provide plenty of illustrative examples to help you remember the topics you learn. Lesson transcripts are available to print for further study and you can take our interactive self-assessment quizzes to make sure you've fully understood lesson concepts. We've made the chapter available 24/7 and it's accessible on any desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device.

12 Lessons in Chapter 3: English Morphology, Vocabulary & Grammar
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Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

1. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

History of the English Language: Influences & Development

2. History of the English Language: Influences & Development

Ever wonder how English came to be the language it is today? This video lesson gives a brief account of how English has transformed during the last few thousand years of history.

Identifying Types of Sentences

3. Identifying Types of Sentences

Our language has four types of sentences. Watch this video lesson to not only learn the four types but also to discover the tricks to identifying types of sentences.

Factors Affecting Vocabulary Development

4. Factors Affecting Vocabulary Development

In this lesson, we will learn more about the role that early exposure to language plays in vocabulary acquisition. We will also examine the relationship between language development and student success.

Using Reading Materials to Build Vocabulary

5. Using Reading Materials to Build Vocabulary

Building vocabulary is an important and ongoing effort. In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for using reading materials to build working vocabulary.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

6. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.

Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction

7. 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.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

8. 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.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

9. 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.

What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

10. What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

If you can't tell the difference between a noun and a hole in the ground, that's because there isn't one! Come learn more about these and the seven other parts of speech and their functions in this lesson.

Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development

11. Patterns of Punctuation & Grammar Development

How do children learn correct grammar and punctuation? View this lesson to find out more about the stages of spoken and written grammar development, as well as how they tie in to the stages of punctuation development.

Common Grammar Mistakes: Examples & Correction

12. Common Grammar Mistakes: Examples & Correction

Learn about common grammar mistakes and how to correct them. Find out why common mistakes in grammar happen, and then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

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