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Ch 4: MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension

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The entertaining lessons in this chapter can boost your knowledge of vocabulary and reading comprehension as you study for the MTTC Elementary Education assessment. Test that knowledge with lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension - Chapter Summary

Ensure you're ready to address vocabulary and reading comprehension on the MTTC Elementary Education assessment by watching lessons prepared by expert instructors. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be ready for questions that ask you to:

  • List teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Describe how to use context and structural analysis to determine the meaning of words
  • Explain how to construct meaning with context clues, prior knowledge and word structure
  • Define connotation, denotation, reading comprehension, literal language and inference
  • Share ways to teach vocabulary in context and to ELL students
  • Identify and describe strategies for teaching vocabulary and evaluating reasoning
  • Provide an explanation of the relationship between listening and reading comprehension

The subject matter experts in this chapter make it easy for you to get reacquainted with vocabulary and reading comprehension. They provide the definitions, examples and explanations you need to get the greatest insight into this subject area. You'll feel even more confident in your ability to succeed on the day of the test by assessing your knowledge of these lessons with short quizzes and a chapter exam. After completing this chapter, if you feel unclear about any lesson topics, feel free to submit your questions to our experts.

13 Lessons in Chapter 4: MTTC Elementary Education: Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

1. 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

2. 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.

Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

3. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

4. Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

In this lesson, you will learn how readers use prior knowledge, context clues and word structure to aid their understanding of what they read. Explore these strategies through examples from literature and everyday life.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

5. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

6. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

7. 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.

Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

8. Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary

Vocabulary instruction is an essential component in language development. Using a variety of teaching strategies, including vocabulary journals, foldables, word walls, and games, helps teachers increase student engagement and vocabulary retention.

What is Reading Comprehension?

9. What is Reading Comprehension?

When you are reading, it isn't enough to just process the words. You need to understand what you are reading, too. In this lesson, you'll learn about the steps involved in reading comprehension.

Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

10. Relationship Between Listening & Reading Comprehension

Listening and reading have two different origins but are closely linked in learning. Watch this video lesson to learn the relationship between the two and how one depends on the other as a child learns language.

Literal Language: Definition & Examples

11. Literal Language: Definition & Examples

Do you sometimes feel like nobody understands you? Well, perhaps you should try using more literal language! Learn more about this form of straightforward expression in this lesson, where you'll also find some literal language in action.

What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

12. What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning

In this lesson, we will define the terms inference and intended meaning. We will then discuss what steps to take when making inferences in literature.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

13. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

Chapter Practice Exam
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