Ch 2: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary

About This Chapter

Use the detailed lessons presented in this study guide chapter to identify methods for acquiring and using new vocabulary. These strategies help you prepare for related questions on the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

Learning new vocabulary words greatly improves writing abilities. Once you add to your knowledge of words and word meanings, you are more easily able to incorporate them within your writing to create descriptive and concise essays. This combination of video and text lessons are created by expert instructors who will guide you through topics such as:

  • Understanding word meaning through context and word relationships
  • Techniques for learning and using new vocabulary
  • Identifying standardized test vocabulary and using reference materials to define words
  • Analyzing the affixes and roots of words to determine their meaning

After studying the information outlined in these useful lessons, further prepare for the FSA Grade 9-10 ELA exam by using the lesson quizzes and chapter exam. These resources help you review the information and identify areas you may need to re-examine for better understanding. You can also print out the corresponding quiz worksheets and transcripts for the video lessons that include highlighted key words.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
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How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

1. 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.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

2. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Standardized Test Vocabulary

3. Standardized Test Vocabulary

This lesson will highlight vocabulary terms that are commonly associated with standardized assessment tests. A short quiz will follow that will allow you to test your knowledge.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

4. 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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

5. 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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

6. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

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