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Ch 4: MTLE Elementary Education: Vocabulary

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This chapter on Vocabulary examines the strategies and methods you'll want to be familiar with going into the MTLE elementary education exam, with video lessons taught by professional instructors geared towards helping you succeed.

MTLE Elementary Education: Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes into detail on several approaches and methods of teaching vocabulary effectively, touching on all the related topics you may encounter on the test. By the end of this chapter, you'll have bolstered your understanding of:

  • Teaching vocabulary words
  • Acquiring and using new vocabulary
  • Vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Using context, affixes and roots to find the meaning of words
  • Understanding words by their relationships
  • The etymology of words
  • Using reference materials for vocabulary
  • Strategies for teaching kids to read and assessing reading materials
  • Teaching vocabulary to ELL students

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MTLE Elementary Education: Vocabulary Chapter Objectives

The MTLE Elementary Education exam includes three subtests, all of which must be passed in order to attain a Minnesota teacher's license in the field. Each subtest includes 50 multiple-choice questions that you'll have up to one hour to complete. The content covered in this chapter applies to the first subtest, half of which is focused on reading. There are seven sections within the reading part of the test, one of which is dedicated to vocabulary development. You can use this chapter to make sure you go in ready for this portion of the reading section. As a whole, the reading section will count for 78% of your total score on the first subtest.

11 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTLE Elementary 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.

The Etymology of Words

7. 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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

8. 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.

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.

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