Ch 2: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Meaning With Word Structure

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Develop your ability to identify meaning through word structure when you use this chapter's informative video lessons as tutorials. After watching the lessons, you'll be able to demonstrate your knowledge during the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Meaning With Word Structure - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can review various methods for determining the meanings of words. For example, you can get a better understanding the use of word formation and educated guesses when determining word meanings. These video lessons also remind you how to infer meaning by using context clues. Utilize the lessons before you take the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Watching the online videos could help you with:

  • Providing examples of context
  • Learning more about the use of phonetics, word structure, prior knowledge and connotation
  • Outlining different types of morphemes
  • Finding word meanings through affixes and roots
  • Developing a good vocabulary with the help of reference materials
  • Defining and illustrating denotation and connotation

When you review this chapter, you could refresh your memories of these topics or explore entirely new concepts. The animated online video lessons are led by talented instructors whose mission is to make learning easy. Watch the videos on your own time through your Web-connected device. Submit your pertinent questions, refer to the written transcripts, take the self-assessment quizzes and print out the answers for future reference.

NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Meaning With Word Structure Chapter Objectives

There are five content domains to be completed on the NMTA Middle Grades ELA examination. Your extensive vocabulary and ability to use word structure and context to identify word meanings could be tested during the first content domain, Reading Process and Comprehension and Reading in Multiple Subject Areas. Reflective of this chapter's material, this domain is equal to 21% of the assessment score. When you sit for the computer-administered examination, you'll be required to correctly answer 150 multiple-choice questions in three hours or less.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: NMTA Middle Grades ELA: Identifying Meaning With Word Structure
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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.

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