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Ch 8: OAE Early Childhood Education: Writing Instruction

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Brush up on your knowledge of how to teach writing skills to young children. Our video lessons will help you get ready for questions on writing instruction on the OAE Early Childhood Education exam.

OAE Early Childhood Education: Writing Instruction - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter's lessons to review what makes for good writing and how to teach writing skills to your students. These refresher lessons for the OAE Early Childhood Education exam help you tackle questions on the following:

  • Naming the characteristics of solid writing
  • Developing style, tone and point of view
  • Using idioms or phrasal verbs
  • Avoiding faulty comparisons
  • Proofreading for spelling and grammar
  • Practicing essay writing
  • Identifying difficulties with the development of written language skills
  • Teaching writing to English language learners

These lessons help you refresh your knowledge of topics you may not have studied for several years. You can review the videos anywhere you have access to the Internet, on a computer or mobile device. If, in your preparation for the exam, you have additional questions, just contact the instructor for some personalized assistance.

OAE Early Childhood Education: Writing Instruction - Chapter Objectives

In Ohio, all teachers of pre-k through grade 3 must pass the OAE Early Childhood Education exam as a prerequisite to certification. The exam is divided into four sections, and questions on the material covered in this chapter's lessons are in the section on language and literacy development, which makes up 29% of the exam's total score.

The OAE exam is computer-delivered and consists entirely of multiple-choice questions. There are 150 total questions on the exam. Our self-assessment quizzes found at the end of each lesson give you a chance to practice taking tests in this format. These quizzes also offer a good opportunity to test your knowledge and see where you might require additional study.

10 Lessons in Chapter 8: OAE Early Childhood Education: Writing Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

1. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

2. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

3. How to Write with Idioms or Phrasal Verbs

In this lesson, you will learn how to identify idioms and phrasal verbs. Once you can recognize these parts of speech, you will be able to use them yourself in your writing.

How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

4. How to Write Logical Sentences and Avoid Faulty Comparisons

Your sentences may not always make as much sense as you think they do, especially if you're comparing two or more things. It's easy to let comparisons become illogical, incomplete, or ambiguous. Learn how to avoid making faulty comparisons on your way to writing a great essay.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

5. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

6. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

7. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

Capitalization Rules in Writing

8. Capitalization Rules in Writing

Capitalization is a very important concept in standard grammar in the written form of the English language. Watch this video lesson to learn what capitalization is and when to use it.

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

9. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.

Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

10. Practicing Essay Writing to Get Better at Writing

It can be tough to practice your essay-writing skills on your own without a teacher's feedback. With some time and practice (and by using this game plan), you'll be on your way to practicing, evaluating and improving your writing.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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