Ch 26: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules

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Watch short video lessons on spelling rules in writing as you get ready to take the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment. You can brush up on your comprehension of hyphenation conventions, homophones and homonyms and take quizzes to test your knowledge.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules - Chapter Summary

Make the process of preparing for the OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment simple by watching entertaining video lessons on the rules of spelling in English. The lessons take a closer look at spelling rules under a variety of circumstances to ensure you're ready to answer the following types of questions on the exam:

  • Understanding the English spelling rules for plural nouns, doubling and dropping letters
  • Using correct spelling rules for prefixes, suffixes and endings
  • Understanding when words can be combined
  • Deciding how to properly spell words that sound alike
  • Using and interpreting hyphenation conventions
  • Identifying strategies for correcting spelling in written work

The instructors in the video lessons are skilled at offering the definitions and methods you'll need to master spelling rules on the exam. The videos offer entertaining visual effects to make the learning process fun.

OAE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules Chapter Objectives

The OAE Middle Grades English Language Arts assessment tests your understanding of this subject matter to make sure you're knowledgeable enough to teach in the classroom setting and are qualified to secure your teaching license in Ohio. The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules chapter are located in the English Language Conventions, Composition, Writing Process and Research section of the exam, which constitutes approximately 15% of the total test. The chapter's video lessons are designed to reinforce the knowledge that will be vital for success on this assessment. Lesson quizzes are also available to test that knowledge while offering access to questions very similar to those you'll see on test day.

The questions on the exam are all multiple-choice and some are accompanied by an excerpt, illustration or passage that you must first read or examine. Following each question are four answers. You will be asked to choose one of the four as the best response to the question posed.

9 Lessons in Chapter 26: OAE Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules
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English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

1. English Spelling Rules for Plural Nouns

Our world is filled with nouns. For such an important part of speech, it is vital to follow the right spelling rules. In this lesson, we will discuss the rules for spelling plural nouns.

English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters

2. English Spelling Rules for Doubling & Dropping Letters

In this lesson, you'll learn the spelling rules associated with doubling letters. You'll also learn how to correctly drop letters when changing the form of a word. Then you can test your new skills with a short quiz.

English Spelling Rules for Prefixes

3. English Spelling Rules for Prefixes

Adding a prefix to a word changes that word's meaning. In this lesson, you'll learn how to spell words correctly when adding prefixes, and you'll have a chance to test yourself with a short quiz.

English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings

4. English Spelling Rules for Suffixes & Endings

Suffixes change much about words, including the spelling. This lesson outlines some of the guidelines for using suffixes, ensuring correct spelling of the word.

General English Spelling Rules

5. General English Spelling Rules

In this lesson, we detail just a few of the numerous general spelling rules in the English language, while also taking note of the exceptions to each guideline.

Determining When to Combine Words

6. Determining When to Combine Words

This lesson highlights some of the common mistakes we make with combining words or deciding to separate them. You will get the lowdown on the rules to use to get them right and test your knowledge in a quiz.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

7. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

8. How to Use and Interpret Hyphenation Conventions

In this lesson, we will define hyphens, discuss the rules for using a hyphen correctly, and then explain why a hyphen is important for clarity in your writing.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

9. 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.

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