Ch 7: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills

About This Chapter

Explore ways to strengthen your knowledge of oral language. Comprehension of this topic prepares you for related questions on the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher test on master reading.

TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills - Chapter Summary

The lessons provide an explanation of key language terms and discuss how language affects literacy, the environment and culture. You'll also discover techniques for recalling the stages of language development. You can view video lessons on the following topics to get ready for the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam:

  • Linguistics in children
  • Culture, the environment and language development
  • Language development stages
  • The nativist perspective
  • Language dialects and acquisition
  • Benefits of English development instruction
  • Relationship between individual and personal issues and language and reading development
  • Symbols and letters
  • Public speaking considerations, such as articulation, pronunciation and dialect
  • Purpose of descriptive linguistics
  • Emergent literacy theories and characteristics
  • Influences of home and school on emergent literacy

You can complete the lessons in the chapter from your computer or mobile device at a time that suits your schedule. If you have any questions while you're working your way through the lessons, feel free to send them to instructors via the Teacher tab.

15 Lessons in Chapter 7: TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Oral Language Skills
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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.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

2. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

3. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

4. The Nativist Perspective and Language Development

In this lesson, learn how we develop language according to the nativist perspective. Discover Noam Chomsky's idea of the language acquisition device (LAD) and its role in this process.

Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

5. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

6. Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

Do you know what lolly water is? How about gym boots? In this lesson, you'll consider how word choices, accent and pronunciation are all part of our use of language and how this varies by region.

English Language Development Instruction & Its Benefits

7. English Language Development Instruction & Its Benefits

How do educators help English language learners become fluent in English? In this lesson, we'll examine one method, English language development instruction, including how it differs from sheltered instruction and what its benefits are.

How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development

8. How Personal & Individual Issues Impact Language & Reading Development

Students need to learn reading and language skills, but this is easier said than done. We are going to look at several issues that can impact student learning, including home life, physical/developmental situations, and emotional difficulties.

The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols

9. The World's Major Written Languages: Letters & Symbols

In this lesson, we explore how written language is expressed in different areas of the world. You'll see examples of other languages that operate with their own characteristics to document information important to that culture.

Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

10. Considering Pronunciation, Articulation, and Dialect in Public Speaking

The speaker's culture and habits often have much to do with the vocal traits of a speech. Thus, punctuation, articulation and dialect are three very personal aspects of speech delivery.

What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

11. What Is Descriptive Linguistics? - Purpose & Process

This lesson will seek to explain the field of descriptive linguistics. In doing so, it will highlight the terms phonology, morphology, and syntax while discussing examples from around the globe.

Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

12. Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction

Oral language is one of the fundamental aspects of all education. In this lesson, you will explore the five components of effective oral language instruction and discover practical skills for applying them. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

13. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

14. Emergent Literacy: Definition, Theories & Characteristics

Literacy actually begins at a much earlier age than most expect. This video lesson describes a child's beginnings in the world of reading, which is called emergent literacy.

How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

15. How Home & School Impact Emergent Literacy

Emergent literacy skills are some of the most important things children learn at a very young age. How schools and families together handle this can influence the rest of a child's education. Explore this, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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