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TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Word Analysis - Chapter Summary
This chapter helps you recall the important aspects of word analysis you will be teaching your future students. Your video instructors will walk through each lesson, offering training on all the word analysis concepts you'll need to know about before you take the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher exam. By the end of the chapter, you will have reviewed:
- Word choice and its effect on meaning and tone
- Connotation and denotation
- Tone and mood in reading passages
- Commonly confused words
- Metaphor, simile, consonance, assonance, and repetition
- Correcting spelling in written works
Each one of our energetic and convenient video lessons feature short quizzes. These quizzes ask questions that are similar to the ones you will see on the TExMat Master Reading Teacher exam. Our instructors provide all the information you'll need to answer exam questions quickly and efficiently. The quizzes can also help you determine the appropriate amount of time you need to spend on each question.
Objectives of the TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Word Analysis Chapter
The TExMaT Master Reading Teacher test is a requirement for licensure as a reading or language arts teacher in Texas. It is five hours long and paper based, and it tests information across five domains. This chapter covers topics found in the first domain, the foundation of reading knowledge and instruction. This part of the test asks about 19% of the 90 total multiple-choice questions on the exam. Keep in mind that in addition to the 90 questions, you will also be asked to evaluate one case study. This chapter's lessons could play a part in your analysis.
1. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
2. 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.
3. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
4. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
5. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.
6. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.
7. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.
8. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
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- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Teaching & Assessing Diverse Learners
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Instructional Assessment
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Role of the Master Teacher
- TExMaT Master Reading Teacher: Professional Development
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