Ch 3: NES Middle Grades ELA: Teaching Vocabulary

About This Chapter

If you intend to sit for the NES Middle Grades ELA examination soon, take this opportunity to brush up on techniques for teaching vocabulary in your classroom. This chapter includes tutorial video lessons as well as self-assessment quizzes.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Teaching Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses strategies for teaching vocabulary to middle grade students. Potentially enhance your performance on the NES Middle Grades ELA examination by watching and reviewing these online video lessons before you answer relevant questions on the certification assessment. The videos focus on vocabulary-learning activities and step-by-step teaching strategies. Watch the lessons for help with:

  • Developing strategies for teaching new vocabulary words
  • Exploring the role of flashcards, drawings and stories in vocabulary-teaching activities
  • Learning more about vocabulary word walls and word maps
  • Discovering how to teach vocabulary in context

Offered online and accessible 24/7, these lessons contain information on vocabulary that you'll need to know when you take the NES Middle Grades ELA examination. The short, animated videos can be paused to allow you to absorb the information or take notes. You can also consult the text transcripts that are included. Submit your relevant questions to the knowledgeable instructors, and take the convenient self-assessment quizzes as you prepare for an English Language Arts teaching certification.

NES Middle Grades ELA - Teaching Vocabulary Objectives

The first of the five content domains in the NES Middle Grades ELA examination is titled Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas. This content domain is equal to 21% of the entire assessment score, and it will evaluate your grasp of vocabulary teaching techniques along with your capacity to help students build good vocabulary skills. You'll be presented with 150 multiple-choice questions that must be accurately answered in under three hours in order to qualify for a teaching endorsement. The examination is administered by computer.

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