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Ch 6: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Word Analysis

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Use this chapter to help you thoroughly prepare to answer questions about word analysis on the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam. Here, you will be introduced to interesting but brief text lessons, video lessons, and self-assessment quizzes to provide you with a comprehensive review and practice.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Word Analysis - Chapter Summary

This chapter makes it possible for you to review items related to word analysis and enjoy your studies for the TExES Core Subjects 4-8 exam at the same time. You can view mobile-friendly text and video lessons. When you have finished the lessons, brief quizzes will give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you remember. Items included in this chapter include:

  • Word patterns like prefixes and suffixes
  • Homonyms and homophones
  • Types of cues like graphic and syntactic
  • Ways to teach syllabication and promote spelling development
  • Instruction for phonics and word analysis
  • Factors that affect fluency in reading

Use the tags underneath the videos to go to specific topics. All of the lessons are short, lasting between five and ten minutes each. If you would like to review concepts while you are away from your electronic device, print the worksheets and answers. All of your questions about this chapter can be sent straight to our expert instructors.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Word Analysis
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Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

1. Spelling & Word Patterns: Prefixes, Suffixes & Root Words

How do we form words in our language? What gives them definitions? Watch this video lesson to discover how word parts like prefixes, suffixes and root words make up words and affect their meanings.

Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

2. Spelling: Words That Sound Alike (Homonyms & Homophones)

Watch this lesson to learn to differentiate between words that sound alike but may be spelled differently. We'll specifically look at homonyms, homographs, and homophones.

Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

3. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

4. Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

Learning how to break words up into syllables is a helpful part of spelling and decoding. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to teach syllabication and word breaks.

Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

5. Promoting Spelling Development at All Stages

Spelling is an important skill that all students need to learn. Effective teachers design programs to promote spelling development for all students at all stages of development. This lesson details how to support students as they grow as spellers.

Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

6. Teaching Phonics: Sound-Spelling, Blending & Dictation

For many children, phonics instruction is the root of learning to read. In this lesson, you will discover the importance of sound-spelling, blending, and dictation in phonics instruction.

Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

7. Factors That Influence Reading Fluency

Many things go into making a good reader, from word recognition to fluency. How does fluency factor in? This lesson defines and outlines the components of a fluent reader and shows how fluency changes in different situations.

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