Ch 7: Identifying & Understanding Words

About This Chapter

This course will help you figure out the meaning of words using its context and other techniques. Students can learn the information through short videos and optional quizzes, which are only for self-assessment purposes.

Identifying & Understanding Words - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter focuses on methods for helping students understand the definition and context of words. Instructors discuss topics like comprehension strategies, cueing systems and reading activities. These lessons teach things such as:

  • The difference between graphic and semantic cues
  • Ways to teach vocabulary words
  • Examples of high frequency words
  • Tips for finding out the meaning of a word using its context
  • Reading comprehension methods

Video Objective
Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic Compare and contrast the different types of cueing systems.
Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words Learn about the common activities used for helping students remember high frequency words.
How to Teach Vocabulary Words Explore techniques for learning vocabulary words.
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words Learn how to define a word through its context.
Comprehension Monitoring Strategies Examine the strategies used to ensure that students recognize and comprehend words.
Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities Discover the reading methods of assisted, choral and repeated.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Identifying & Understanding Words
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Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

1. 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.

Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

2. Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

Watch this video lesson to learn what you as an educator can do to help students learn to read with confidence. Learn why learning the high frequency words is beneficial, if not crucial, to becoming a competent reader.

How to Teach Vocabulary Words

3. 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.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. 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.

Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

5. Comprehension Monitoring Strategies

There's much more to reading than simply sounding out words. Novice readers must also learn how to self-monitor for comprehension. Today's lesson takes a look at how the use of pausing, self-questioning, and self-diagnosis can help them in this process.

Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

6. Choral Reading, Repeated Reading & Assisted Reading: Definition & Activities

Hearing what you're reading and reading can help readers build fluency and accuracy in their reading. In this lesson, we'll look at three audio reading activities for classroom use: choral reading, repeated reading, and audio-assisted reading.

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