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Ch 9: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Writing Conventions

About This Chapter

This chapter was designed to help future takers of the TExES Core Subjects (4-8) exam prepare for portions of the test that deal with writing conventions. It aims to get the job done effectively and painlessly through lessons taught by professionals.

TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Writing Conventions - Chapter Summary

This chapter contains lessons that focus on various key writing conventions, including inflectional morphemes and instructional strategies. By the time you finish reviewing this chapter, you may have improved your readiness to answer questions concerning all of the following:

  • The necessity of recognizing letters, words and punctuation
  • The stages of spelling development and tips for ensuring correct spelling
  • Instructional techniques for writing conventions, word recognition and spelling
  • The role of grammar and word form in meaning

You'll have the opportunity to confirm your understanding of the material through practice quizzes that you can take and re-take as many times as you need to. These helpful quizzes enable you to jump back to the relevant point of the material should you answer incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets to use for additional offline study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: TExES Core Subjects 4-8: Writing Conventions
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Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

1. Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

In this lesson, we will discuss how we use letter, word, and punctuation recognition to determine meaning and sound--even if we do not know each word separately.

Stages of Spelling Development

2. Stages of Spelling Development

Children don't start out knowing how to spell words. Instead, spelling (like many other skills) develops over time and with practice. Watch this lesson to find out more about the stages of spelling development that children go through.

Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

3. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips

In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.

Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

4. Teaching Strategies for Word Recognition & Spelling

Teaching word recognition and spelling skills can be complicated, but don't worry. This lesson gives an overview of techniques teachers can use to teach word recognition and spelling skills and gives a few examples of each.

How Grammar & Word Form Impact Meaning

5. How Grammar & Word Form Impact Meaning

In this lesson we explore the different word forms present in an English language sentence, and how they impact the meaning of other words in the sentence to create a complete thought.

How to Teach Writing Conventions

6. How to Teach Writing Conventions

All students need to know the conventions of writing. While at one time grammar skills were taught in isolation, we now know that interweaving them with authentic instruction works best. Let's explore this in more detail below.

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