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Ch 13: Praxis English: History, Development & Structure of English

About This Chapter

Learn about the development of the English language. Watch video lessons and track your progress using quizzes to help you get ready for the Praxis English examination.

Praxis English: History, Development and Structure of the English Language - Chapter Summary

Use these entertaining and concise video lessons to learn about the etymology of words and history of the English language. These lessons are designed to help you expand and refresh your knowledge in topics you'll need to be familiar with for the Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis test. Topics you'll study in the video lessons for this chapter include:

  • Word etymology
  • Comprehension of words by their relationships
  • The history of the English language
  • Development of English in children with dialectal differences
  • Concrete words

These videos use clear, everyday language and examples you can relate to, allowing you to brush up on concepts you need to know for the exam in a fun, engaging format.

Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis Objectives

The Praxis English Language Arts: Content and Analysis exam assesses your knowledge of the English language and skills in reading literary and informational texts (40% of the exam), using the English language and vocabulary (19%) and speaking, listening and writing (41%) to determine your readiness for teacher licensing in English. The exam consists of 130 multiple-choice questions and two essay (constructed-response) questions. Questions about English structure and development are based in the language use and vocabulary section, which has 33 multiple-choice questions.

The self-assessment quizzes included with each video lesson allow you to assess your understanding of the information you've learned. These quizzes can also help familiarize you with the kinds of questions you find on the actual examination.

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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