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Language Knowledge & Vocabulary - Chapter Summary
This collection of video lessons explores various methods that teachers can use to help early childhood students learn and remember new vocabulary words. You'll review how reading comprehension is improved by vocabulary knowledge, and go over important instructional methods that are needed to effectively teach young children new vocabulary words. Our expert instructors outline vocabulary acquisition strategies and processes. After completing these lessons, you should be able to:
- Identify techniques for acquiring and using new vocabulary words
- Recognize the impact of vocabulary on reading comprehension
- Identify word meaning through context
- Use relationships between words to determine their meaning
- Apply appropriate strategies for vocabulary assessment
This chapter contains several simple and engaging video lessons that make the learning process convenient and efficient. Each lesson highlights key definitions and objectives that are supported with memorable illustrative examples. Self-assessment quizzes are included to help you check your understanding of the material as you progress through the chapter. You can also quickly find the information you need to review by using an easy-to-navigate dashboard and video timestamps.
1. Vocabulary Acquisition: Processes & Examples
The three steps to learning new words is shown in this video lesson. You will see examples of activities that you can do in the classroom to help you teach your students new vocabulary and learn things to avoid when teaching vocabulary.
2. 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.
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. The Connection Between Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
Watch this video lesson to see how a student's vocabulary impacts his or her level of reading comprehension. Learn what kinds of activities you can use to help increase your student's reading comprehension through vocabulary acquisition.
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Other chapters within the NYSTCE Multi-Subject - Teachers of Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)(211/212/245): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Language Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students
- Overview of Literacy Development
- Teaching Print Concepts
- Teaching Phonics, Phonemic Awareness & Fluency
- Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts
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- Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood
- Teaching Literacy with Informational Texts
- Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills in Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Reading Issues & Interventions
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- Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood
- Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education
- Principles of Functions
- Basic Mathematical Operations & Conversions
- Ratios, Rates & Proportional Relationships
- Basics of Congruence & Similarity in Geometry
- Measurement & Geometry
- Data, Statistics and Probability
- Scientific Inquiry & Investigation
- Physical Science Basics
- Scientific Concepts for the Living Environment
- Use of Engineering & Design in Scientific Learning
- Early World & U.S. History
- Major U.S. Historical Events
- Role of New York in Shaping the U.S.
- Geography Concepts
- Human Population Distribution Patterns
- Relationship Between Economics, Government & Politics
- Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship in the U.S.
- Social Studies Research Skills
- Visual Arts Techniques
- Visual & Performing Arts
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