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NMTA Reading: Promoting Vocabulary Development - Chapter Summary
Let this chapter's lessons help you review information on how to teach vocabulary as you study for the NMTA Reading exam. Watch our online videos to prepare for questions on topics including:
- Methods for teaching vocabulary words
- Understanding words by their relationships
- How affixes and roots can help find the meaning of words
- Ways to use context to determine word meaning
- Vocabulary-building activities for middle school
- Strategies for teaching vocabulary to English language learners
We offer a variety of ways to prepare you for success on the NMTA Reading exam, including quizzes and chapter exams with questions similar to those on the exam. There are also worksheets that you can print out and review offline. O
NMTA Reading: Promoting Vocabulary Development Chapter Objectives
New Mexico teachers may take the NMTA Reading exam as one of the conditions for obtaining a teaching license, and they must take it if they want a reading endorsement added to an existing license. The exam contains 100 multiple-choice questions and is divided into four subareas. Questions on the material this chapter covers are in the Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development subarea, which consists of 26 questions.
Taking the short quizzes that follow each lesson will provide experience answering questions in a format like you'll encounter when you take the exam. These quizzes also let you assess your knowledge and point out parts of the lesson where you need further review.
1. How to Teach Vocabulary Words
Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.
2. How to Teach New Vocabulary
This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.
3. Teaching Vocabulary in Context
Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!
4. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies
Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Vocabulary Activities for Middle School
In this lesson, we will discuss important elements for teaching vocabulary terms. We'll also explore various types of vocabulary activities that are appropriate for middle school students.
9. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students
Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.
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