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Ch 21: MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the MTTC Reading exam, use this chapter to improve your understanding of strategies and activities used to teach students vocabulary.

MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills - Chapter Summary

This series of lesson videos and assessments have been put together to help you prepare for questions on the MTTC Reading exam related to the techniques used to teach students vocabulary. Follow along with our professional instructors as they discuss:

  • Ways of teaching vocabulary
  • Using context when teaching vocabulary
  • Using the relationships of words to understand word meanings
  • How affixes and roots can help in finding word meanings
  • Activities of teaching vocabulary to middle school students
  • Techniques used to teach vocabulary to ELL students

If you have any questions about the material presented in this chapter, be sure to send them to our instructors so that they can help you master the material. The quizzes that accompany these lessons can be used to assess your mastery of the material presented in this chapter, and discover any areas of weakness.

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: MTTC Reading: Teaching Vocabulary Skills
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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.

Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

8. 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

9. 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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