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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- MTEL Reading Specialist: Language Acquisition
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Alphabetic Principle
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Print Awareness
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Fluency
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Word Analysis
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Analyzing Ideas
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- MTEL Reading Specialist: Fiction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Nonfiction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Drama
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Poetry
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literature for Children & Young Adults
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Devices
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Expository Texts
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Emergent Literacy
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Teaching Reading Comprehension
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Literacy-Rich Environment
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Assessment Strategies
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Assessment Results
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Disabilities
- MTEL Reading Specialist: English Language Learners
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Research-Based Instruction
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Reading Resources & Materials
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Attention & Memory
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Information Processing
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Research in Education
- MTEL Reading Specialist: The Reading Professional
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Programs & Approaches
- MTEL Reading Specialist: Partnerships & Collaborations
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