Ch 13: MTTC Reading Specialist: Supporting Vocabulary Development

About This Chapter

The lessons of this chapter will help you prepare for the MTTC Reading Specialist exam by aiding in your review of the ways teachers can help students develop their vocabulary.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Supporting Vocabulary Development - Chapter Summary

Before you take the MTTC Reading Specialist exam use this chapter to improve your understanding of how teachers can develop students' vocabulary and how this development can help students improve other reading skills. In this chapter watch a series of short, engaging lesson videos about:

  • Teaching vocabulary words
  • Using context to teach vocabulary
  • Strategies for improving vocabulary and reading comprehension in students
  • How relationships between words can help reading comprehension
  • Role of affixes and roots in understanding word meanings
  • Using context clues, prior knowledge and word structure
  • Activities that are useful when teaching middle school vocabulary
  • Teaching ELL students vocabulary

These lessons are mobile device compatible so that you can watch them even when you are not at your computer. Following these lessons be sure to test your understanding of the material presented by taking the lesson quizzes that accompany them. Use the results from these assessments to find topics you don't fully understand, then return to the lessons with video tags to improve your understanding of these topics.

10 Lessons in Chapter 13: MTTC Reading Specialist: Supporting Vocabulary Development
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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.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

2. How to Teach New Vocabulary

This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

3. 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!

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

4. 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.

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.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

7. 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.

Constructing Meaning with Context Clues, Prior Knowledge & Word Structure

8. 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.

Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

9. Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

In this lesson, we will discuss important elements for teaching vocabulary terms. We'll also explore various types of vocabulary activities that are appropriate for middle school students.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

10. 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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