Ch 11: OAE Reading: Vocabulary Development

About This Chapter

Examine this chapter to brush up on techniques for teaching and developing vocabulary. These lessons will help you prepare for a content area on subtest II of the OAE Reading exam.

OAE Reading: Vocabulary Development - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you will be presented with strategies for vocabulary development that you'll encounter on the OAE Reading exam. These lessons prepare you for any questions asking about:

  • Teaching new vocabulary
  • Strategies for using vocabulary to understand readings
  • Finding definitions using relationships between words
  • Affixes, roots, and context as means to identify word definitions
  • Tips for teaching vocabulary to middle school and ELL students

These lessons will be conveyed as brief videos, but are also available as full transcriptions that highlight key terminology that will aid you in your studies for the exam. Once you finish each lesson, you can take a short self-assessment quiz to determine how well you absorbed the information presented to you and how much more you may need to study.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: OAE Reading: Vocabulary Development
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How to Teach Vocabulary Words

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.

How to Teach New Vocabulary

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.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

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!

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

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.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

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.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of 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.

Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

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.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL 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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