Ch 8: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Writing Conventions

About This Chapter

Review basic writing conventions and instructional strategies for teaching them with these useful lessons. Practice for related questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam by taking the lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Writing Conventions - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of how to effectively teach basic writing conventions by exploring the concepts detailed in these study guide lessons. You'll refer to the developmental stages of spelling to gauge which instructional approaches are most appropriate. To adequately prepare you for related questions on the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam, you'll also review the following concepts:

  • Teaching students to differentiate between words, letters and punctuation
  • Developmental stages of spelling
  • Methods for teaching word recognition and correct spelling
  • Affect of grammar and word form on word meaning
  • Sequential strategies for teaching writing conventions
  • Activities that develop pencil grip

As you complete this refresher course on writing conventions, be sure to utilize the brief multiple-choice lesson quizzes and more comprehensive chapter exam to assess how well you're retaining the information. The quizzes have embedded links that allow you to review specific topics without going through the whole lesson again. You also have the option of printing the quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons so you can study offline as well.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Writing Conventions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Teaching Pencil Grip: Strategies & Activities

7. Teaching Pencil Grip: Strategies & Activities

Pencil grip is an essential part of handwriting. This lesson will discuss how to teach pencil grip and will introduce some strategies and activities for doing so. We will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

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