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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.
1. The Etymology of Words
Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.
2. 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.
3. History of the English Language: Influences & Development
Ever wonder how English came to be the language it is today? This video lesson gives a brief account of how English has transformed during the last few thousand years of history.
4. How Children With Dialectal Differences Develop & Use English
In this lesson, you'll learn about the different dialects of American English and how children of differing backgrounds develop and use English according to the rules of their dialects.
5. Concrete Words: Definition & Examples
You don't have to study the sidewalk or a construction manual to find out about concrete words. Just take a look at this lesson, where you'll find out what these types of words are and see some helpful examples that you can find all around you!
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Other chapters within the Praxis English Language Arts - Content & Analysis (5039): Practice & Study Guide course
- Praxis English: Literary Forms and Genres
- Periods of American Literature
- British Literature
- World Literature Overview
- Young Adult Literature Overview
- Literary Skills & Strategies
- Praxis English: Analyzing Literature
- Praxis English: Poetry Types & Analysis
- Overview of Literary Devices
- Praxis English: Themes & Main Ideas
- Praxis English: Informational Texts
- Literary Theories & Research
- Praxis English: Strategic Approaches to Teaching Reading
- Praxis English: Language Acquisition & Development
- Basic Semantics
- Praxis English: Approaches to Teaching Writing
- Praxis English: Discourse Aims in Academic Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing & Developing an Essay
- Praxis English: Methods of Argument & Rhetorical Strategy
- Praxis English: Writing Research & Citation
- Sentence Types, Parts & Structure
- Overview of English Grammar & Usage
- Capitalization & Punctuation in English
- Praxis English: Revising & Improving Writing
- Praxis English: Organizing a Speech
- Praxis English: Delivering a Speech
- Praxis English: Classroom Discussion Strategies
- Differentiated Instruction Basics
- Language Arts Assessments
- Using Technology to Teach Reading & Writing
- Praxis English Language Arts: Content & Analysis Flashcards