Ch 4: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Vocabulary

About This Chapter

Examining the materials in this chapter gives you a better understanding of how vocabulary words are taught. Knowing this prepares you for the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam.

MTLE Early Childhood Education: Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

Go through these video lessons to review strategies for teaching vocabulary words to prepare for any related questions on the MTLE Early Childhood Education exam. You will also have the chance to look over:

  • Ways of acquiring and using new vocabulary
  • Using context, roots, and affixes to determine the meaning of words
  • Examples and types of morphemes
  • Strategies for teaching kids to read
  • Reading intervention
  • Teaching syllabication

This interactive chapter contains video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to foster the study process for the exam. As you move through each lesson, your understanding of roots, affixes and reading intervention techniques will grow. Move back through lessons with ease using the video tags, which are located in the timelines.

12 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTLE Early Childhood Education: Vocabulary
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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 Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

3. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. 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.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

5. 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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

6. 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.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

7. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

8. 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.

Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

9. Teaching Kids to Read: Strategies

In this lesson you will be introduced to teaching ideas and strategies you can use to help teach students how to read. The lesson focuses on sight word and phonics strategies that can be applied to new and struggling readers.

Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

10. Strategies for Assessing Reading Materials

One of the most important aspects of being an English language arts teacher is choosing suitable reading materials for your students. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for choosing the most appropriate materials.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

11. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.

Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

12. Reading Intervention: Programs, Strategies and Activities

This lesson highlights programs, strategies and activities that can be used for students with reading difficulties. A short quiz follows to test your knowledge on these reading intervention techniques.

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