Ch 1: Ohio Assessments ELA: The Meaning of Words

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to brush up on the meaning of words as you get ready to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment. Take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to help strengthen your knowledge of the materials.

Ohio Assessments ELA: The Meaning of Words - Chapter Summary

As you get ready to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment, it's important to feel confident in your ability to succeed on the exam. The video lessons in the chapter can help you prepare for the section covering the meaning of words so you can address the following on the test:

  • Determining a word's meaning using context clues, word structure, and previous knowledge
  • Defining connotation and denotation
  • Understanding and identifying types of morphemes
  • Finding the meaning of words using affixes and roots
  • The use of reference materials to define vocabulary

The instructors in the video lessons make it fun to learn about the meaning of words by presenting the materials via entertaining visual and audio effects. This engaging, yet comprehensive approach to instruction can boost your confidence as you prepare to take the assessment.

Ohio Assessments ELA: The Meaning of Words - Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment tests your understanding of this subject matter to make sure you're skilled enough to teach English language arts and are qualified to secure your teaching license in Ohio. The topics covered in this Ohio Assessments ELA: The Meaning of Words chapter are located in the vocabulary, reading comprehension and reading various text forms portion of the test. This portion constitutes about 23% of the total exam. You can use the video lessons in this chapter to reinforce knowledge that will be vital for success on this assessment. Also, take lesson quizzes to test that knowledge while gaining access to questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on test day.

The assessment is made up of 150 multiple-choice questions, most of which require that you first read or examine short paragraphs, excerpts, passages or illustrations. Following each question is a set of four answers. You will be required to choose one of the four as the best answer to the question posed.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Ohio Assessments ELA: The Meaning of Words
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

3. 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.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

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