Ch 9: MTEL Reading Specialist: Vocabulary Development

About This Chapter

Review the different elements of vocabulary development to prepare yourself for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. The video lessons and quizzes incorporate those elements of vocabulary development in an informative and engaging manner.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Vocabulary Development- Chapter Summary

Expand your knowledge and understanding of how to develop vocabulary with these lessons that are found in the chapter. These resources will cover important information such as the connection between reading, writing, and vocabulary development. This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • Teaching vocabulary words
  • Strategies for new vocabulary
  • Vocabulary acquisition
  • Influence of grammar and word form
  • High frequency words
  • Connection between reading/writing and vocabulary development
  • Reference materials

This chapter's lessons will discuss ways vocabulary is developed and will cover information that is found on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. The related lesson quizzes will help you make sure you fully understand the lessons. The lessons are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors who want to support your success on the MTEL Reading Specialist exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTEL Reading Specialist: Vocabulary Development
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How to Teach Vocabulary Words

1. 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.

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.

Vocabulary Acquisition: Processes & Examples

3. 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.

Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction

4. 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.

How Grammar & Word Form Impact Meaning

5. How Grammar & Word Form Impact Meaning

In this lesson we explore the different word forms present in an English language sentence, and how they impact the meaning of other words in the sentence to create a complete thought.

High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

6. High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

You don't have to be a dog to hear 'high frequency words;' in fact, we encounter them every day! In this lesson, discover what makes these words 'high-frequency,' and see some examples that you may have even used today.

Using Reading Materials to Build Vocabulary

7. 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.

The Connection Between Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension

8. 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.

Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

9. Connections Between Reading & Writing for Children

Reading and writing are intimately connected to each other. While this may seem intuitive to many adults, this isn't always clear to children. In this lesson, we'll look at what teachers can do in the classroom to help students with both.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

10. 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.

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