Ch 8: MTEL Reading Specialist: Word Analysis

About This Chapter

If you'd like to increase your word analysis skills prior to taking the MTEL Reading Specialist examination, utilize this illuminating chapter. The engaging video lessons are accompanied by self-assessment quizzes.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Word Analysis - Chapter Summary

This chapter on word analysis aims to provide you with key content that pertains to word analysis. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be ready for any questions on the MTEL Reading Specialist test about the following topics:

  • Different word parts
  • Word etymology
  • Common prefixes and suffixes
  • Homographs, homonyms and homophones
  • Different approaches to promoting spelling development
  • How context can be used to determine word meaning
  • The definition for syntax in writing
  • Kinds of morphemes
  • Cueing systems
  • How syllabication can be taught

Video tags allow for moving ahead or back in the lessons, which also include audio and full-screen buttons. Give these lessons a look as often as necessary until you're sure you can accurately answer word analysis questions on the MTEL Reading Specialist examination.

11 Lessons in Chapter 8: MTEL Reading Specialist: Word Analysis
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Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

1. 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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

2. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.

The Etymology of Words

3. The Etymology of Words

Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

4. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

5. Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

Spelling is an important skill that all students need to learn. Effective teachers design programs to promote spelling development for all students at all stages of development. This lesson details how to support students as they grow as spellers.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

6. 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.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

7. 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.

Homograph: Definition & Examples

8. Homograph: Definition & Examples

This lesson will examine the homograph, a phenomenon of language whereby two distinct words, with two distinct meanings, share the same spelling. The lesson also will illustrate the confusion that can arise from poor awareness of homographs.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

9. 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.

Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

10. 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.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

11. Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

Learning how to break words up into syllables is a helpful part of spelling and decoding. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to teach syllabication and word breaks.

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