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Vocabulary Acquisition & Use - Chapter Summary
This chapter can help you understand the etymology of words, ways to determine the meaning of words and how to use vocabulary reference materials. Studying these lessons makes it easy to quickly and effectively improve your comprehension of vocabulary acquisition and use. Review our fun lessons at a comfortable pace. When finished, you will be ready to do the following:
- Describe research-based guidelines for teaching vocabulary
- Discuss teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
- Detail how to select words for vocabulary instruction
- Explain how context is used to determine the meaning of words
- Describe strategies for understanding words by their relationships
- Share how affixes and roots are used to find the meaning of words
- Define and describe the etymology of words
- Explain the use of reference materials for vocabulary
Don't let your busy schedule deter you from studying the lessons in this chapter. Accessible 24/7 using any computer or mobile device, this chapter's flexibility enables you to study whenever and wherever your schedule permits. Short quizzes are also available to test your knowledge of the lessons before, during and after reviewing them. To check your overall understanding of vocabulary acquisition and use, be sure to take our practice chapter exam.
1. Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary
In this lesson, you'll learn some best practices for teaching vocabulary words to students. We'll work to understand the insights of researchers who have spent decades discovering what works best.
2. Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies
Learning how to decipher unfamiliar words is imperative in any language arts classroom. Watch this video lesson to learn strategies for teaching vocabulary in reading passages.
3. Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction
When students understand and are fluent with vocabulary they have a better understanding of what they read. How can teachers focus their instruction? This lesson will show how to create vocabulary lists to enhance subject knowledge.
4. How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words
With diligence and intrepid ingenuity, you can use context to ascertain the purport of a word. In other words, in this lesson, we'll find out how to use context to figure out what words mean.
5. Understanding Words By Their Relationships
Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.
6. Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words
In this lesson, we will learn how to understand the meaning of words by breaking them down into the parts that form them. This requires knowledge of the Greek and Latin roots, and affixes, which are parts we add to roots to make new words.
7. The Etymology of Words
Words are at the center of almost all forms of communication in our society. Watch this video lesson to learn about word etymology and how it affects our world.
8. Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary
In this lesson, we will explore various reference materials that will allow you to increase your vocabulary. Common reference materials include dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses.
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