Ch 2: NES Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words

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Review this chapter and develop your ability to teach various techniques for determining the meanings of words. This chapter's video lessons also include short quizzes that can help you prepare for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words - Chapter Summary

Further develop your capacity to interpret word meanings as you watch these online video lessons. This review process could prepare you to display your expertise when taking the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The lessons provide opportunities for you to expand your vocabulary along with your capacity to use word structure and context clues to construct meaning. After studying this chapter, you could be able to answer questions that ask you to:

  • Utilize context to understand word meanings
  • Describe different types of morphemes
  • Discuss the importance of affixes and roots when determining word meanings
  • Explain the use of reference materials
  • Define connotation and denotation

All of the tutorial video lessons in this chapter could bring to mind concepts you've studied previously. Use them to strengthen your knowledge as you prepare for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. With unlimited access to the videos, you can learn online even if your schedule is hectic. Use your mobile device or print out the quiz results for use as extra study resources.

NES Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words Chapter Objectives

The NES Middle Grades ELA examination's 150 multiple-choice questions are spread out across five content domains. Apply what you've learned throughout this chapter during the examination's Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas content domain. The equivalent of about 21% of the score, this domain will test your proficiency in identifying word meanings as well as your ability to understand the factors that contribute to the development of vocabulary. You will be allowed up to three hours to finish the computer-administered assessment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: NES Middle Grades ELA: Identifying the Meaning of Words
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

1. 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

2. 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.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

4. 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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

5. 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.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

6. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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