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Ch 2: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Language Development & Instruction

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Strengthen your knowledge of language development and developmentally appropriate instructional approaches by reviewing the principles outlined in this chapter. Ensure you retain this information for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam by practicing with the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Language Development & Instruction - Chapter Summary

Identifying what stages of language development your students are in is the first step in planning what instructional approach will be most effective. In this TExES Core Subjects 4-8 study guide chapter, expert instructors guide you through the essential information you'll need to know about language development and instruction to prepare for the exam. Some of the concepts covered include:

  • Linguistic development in children and ways to assess language skills
  • Types and examples of language delays
  • Definition and importance of phonemes
  • Variations between oral and written language styles
  • Connecting oral and written words through read alouds
  • Choosing and adapting instruction and materials to meet student needs

As you complete each lesson, take the opportunity to assess your comprehension of the concepts discussed by taking the lesson quizzes. Once you complete the chapter, practice your skills by taking the more comprehensive chapter exam. You also have the option of printing the quiz worksheets to use as offline study material. Video lessons also include transcripts with highlighted key words.

7 Lessons in Chapter 2: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Language Development & Instruction
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Linguistics: Language Development in Children

1. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types

2. Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types

Find out just what a language delay is and some of the potential factors that cause this problem. An example is provided and a short, anti-Teletubbies quiz follows.

Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

3. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples

Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.

Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

4. Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

Several differences contrast oral and written communication. Some differences seem obvious, but there's more to it. Retention, preciseness and engagement are just a few main differences.

How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

5. How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

There are so many different reasons to read aloud to children of all ages. In this lesson, you will begin to understand how reading to younger children helps support their emergent literacy and put them on the path to being lifelong readers.

How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

6. How to Select & Adapt Materials to Meet Student Needs

Many classrooms include diverse learners of differing levels, cultures, and language abilities. In this lesson, we'll examine how to select and adapt materials to help teachers differentiate, or offer support to varying student needs.

Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

7. Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

In this lesson, learn what oral language skills are and the components of oral language. We will also cover how you, as an educator, can assess oral language skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
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