Ch 12: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Structural Features of Language

About This Chapter

The features of language contribute to the mechanics of grammar and syntax. This chapter of the MTEL Middle School Humanities course examines these structural features as you prepare to take the MTEL exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: Structural Features of Language - Chapter Summary

Teaching the features of language is the first step to turning your students into brilliant speakers and writers for the future. This set of video lessons in the MTEL Middle School Humanities course goes over the expectations of the MTEL exam so that you have an idea of what to expect on the road to becoming certified. Topics on this exam will include the following:

  • Examples of phonemes
  • Syntax in writing
  • Studies in morphology
  • Examples of semantics
  • Spelling and patterns

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MTEL Middle School Humanities: Structural Features of Language Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Humanities exam is the certification standard for teachers in the state of Massachusetts. Multiple-choice questions on the structural features of language can be found in the Reading, Rhetoric and Composition section of this exam, with the section taking up about 15 percent of the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 12: MTEL Middle School Humanities: Structural Features of Language
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What Is Language?

1. What Is Language?

Have you ever wondered how human language is constructed to form meaning? Why is language more complex than animal calls? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the basic units language and learn how meaning is formed.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

2. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

3. Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

Morphology is the study of parts of language and how we use these parts to form words. In this lesson you'll find out the building blocks of language and how to use these blocks to construct words and deconstruct sentences. A short quiz follows.

The Evolution of English Language Structure & Use

4. The Evolution of English Language Structure & Use

This lesson will trace the evolution of the English language from its origins to present day, focusing on the influences and changes in grammar and syntax.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

5. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

6. 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.

Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

7. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

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