Ch 2: NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary

About This Chapter

This chapter uses a combination of lessons and practice quizzes to help you with strategies for acquiring new vocabulary for the National Evaluation Series (NES) English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

Review strategies for vocabulary acquisition with the study resources in this chapter. These lessons will help you prepare for the NES ELA exam, covering topics such as:

  • Strategies for facilitating vocabulary acquisition
  • Ways to teach vocabulary words
  • Teaching vocabulary using word context

Our expert instructors explain these topics in a way that is easy to understand. Review the lessons as many times as you'd like, or use the timeline tags to skip directly to the points you want to cover. Test your understanding and get an idea of what to expect on the NES ELA exam with the multiple-choice practice questions.

NES ELA: Strategies for Acquiring New Vocabulary Objectives

These chapter resources will prepare you for questions on vocabulary development in the Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Reading Various Text Forms subarea of the exam, which makes up approximately 23% of the total test score. You'll need to show an understanding of how word structures, syntactic rules and contextual analysis can be used to identify the meaning of words, as well as be able to connect unfamiliar words with familiar words, phrases and concepts.

The NES ELA exam is part of the licensure requirements for English teachers in some states. The exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions, which you'll have three hours to answer. You'll take the exam on a computer at a designated testing site.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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