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Ch 40: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Structure & Phonics

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Watch this chapter's tutorial videos and learn more about word structure and phonics. After your review, you can apply what you learned when you take the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading subtest.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Structure & Phonics - Chapter Summary

Offered online, these video lessons highlight phonics and word identification. Use the tutorial lessons to review topics you're probably already familiar with, including structural analysis, connotation and denotation. Expand your level of expertise, then qualify to teach these subjects when you ace the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading subtest. Watch the lessons in order to:

  • Understand word relationships
  • Contrast and give examples of antonyms and synonyms
  • Comprehend and teach structural analysis
  • Determine word meanings by using roots and affixes
  • Define and distinguish between connotation and denotation

Through its animated and easy-to-follow video lessons, this chapter could add to your understanding of the above topics. The interactive videos can be viewed with the help of your mobile device. Submit your questions on word structure and phonics to the expert instructors and professors. Written transcripts accompany the visual lessons, and video tags take you quickly from topic to topic. The quiz and course tabs provide access to short self-assessment tests and additional related courses, respectively.

6 Lessons in Chapter 40: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Reading: Word Structure & Phonics
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Understanding Words By Their Relationships

1. 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.

What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

3. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

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.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

5. 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.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

6. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

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