Ch 9: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Language Conventions

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Brush up on your knowledge of English grammar. Watch the video lessons in this chapter to prepare for grammar questions on the Praxis Early Childhood Content Knowledge test.

Praxis Early Childhood Education: Grammar - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors re-familiarize you with the fundamentals of English grammar, including an overview of standard English spelling rules; the eight parts of speech; simple, compound, and complex sentences; and more. After you have completed all the lessons in this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Explain how grammar, syntax, and punctuation affect literary meaning
  • Discuss regional and dialectical English variations
  • Define literal and figurative language and give examples
  • Explain the difference between academic, conversational and domain-specific language
  • Summarize tiered vocabulary instruction

Our video lessons provide a quick and effective way to prepare for your test. Each lesson is less than 10 minutes long. Experienced instructors guide you through content-rich lessons using an engaging approach and fun visuals. Lesson quizzes provide a means of self-assessment to ensure you've mastered the materials.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: Praxis Early Childhood Education: Language Conventions
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Overview of Standard English Spelling Rules

1. Overview of Standard English Spelling Rules

Spelling is an essential skill for students. This lesson will provide an overview of standard English spelling rules. We will end with a brief quiz to see what you have learned.

What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

2. What Are the 8 Parts of Speech? - Definition & Examples

If you can't tell the difference between a noun and a hole in the ground, that's because there isn't one! Come learn more about these and the seven other parts of speech and their functions in this lesson.

Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

3. Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex

Sentences can be categorized as simple, compound, and complex. In this lesson, you'll learn about all three, break down example sentences, and test yourself at the end with a short quiz.

How Grammar, Syntax & Punctuation Affect Literary Meaning

4. How Grammar, Syntax & Punctuation Affect Literary Meaning

The mechanics of a language can lead to confusion and questions. Read this lesson to discover how grammar, syntax and punctuation can change the meaning of a text.

Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

5. Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

The English language is complex, with multiple regional and dialectical variations. In this lesson, we examine the different variations of the English language in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Literal Language: Definition & Examples

6. Literal Language: Definition & Examples

Do you sometimes feel like nobody understands you? Well, perhaps you should try using more literal language! Learn more about this form of straightforward expression in this lesson, where you'll also find some literal language in action.

Figurative Language: Definition & Examples

7. Figurative Language: Definition & Examples

This lesson introduces you to a variety of ways that figurative language can help you express yourself. You'll learn terms for several types of figurative language and see examples of each.

Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language

8. Academic, Conversational & Domain-Specific Language

Tiered vocabulary development is an essential part of meeting academic standards. In this lesson, we will define and discuss the three tiers of vocabulary: academic, conversational, and domain-specific language.

Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

9. Tiered Vocabulary Instruction

Informational text and higher-level literature is being utilized more and more in our classrooms, along with a deeper need for vocabulary development across the disciplines. This lesson will define Tiered Vocabulary Instruction, differentiate between the three tiers and provide examples of each.

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