Ch 9: Vocabulary Development in Early Childhood Education

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Review the entertaining lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of vocabulary development in early childhood education. Lessons explore teaching strategies for reading comprehension, understanding words and more.

Vocabulary Development in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

Ensure you understand the strategies for developing vocabulary in early childhood education by utilizing the lessons in this chapter. Explore ways to provide students with new vocabulary words, help them understand the meaning of words, teach ELL students and more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Discuss different methods of teaching vocabulary words
  • Identify techniques for learning and utilizing new vocabulary
  • List teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Explain how to find the meaning of words using context clues
  • Show how to use the relationships between words to understand their meanings
  • Demonstrate the method of determining a word's meaning through its root or affix
  • Describe how to pick new words for to teach
  • Detail how to teach vocabulary to English language learners

The lessons in this chapter include videos and texts. Watch or read the lessons at your leisure by accessing them from your computer or mobile devices. At any time during your review, feel free to assess your understanding of vocabulary development in early childhood by taking lesson quizzes. A chapter exam is also available to gauge your knowledge of this subject area.

8 Lessons in Chapter 9: Vocabulary Development in Early Childhood Education
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How to Teach Vocabulary Words

1. How to Teach Vocabulary Words

Without a rich vocabulary, students have little foundation to understand what they are reading. This lesson highlights vocabulary strategies that can be used to develop student vocabulary skills in elementary, middle and high school.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

2. Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

In this lesson, we will discuss methods for growing our vocabulary and putting the new words into practice. We will also learn how to discover the meaning of words based on the context, the surrounding information.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

3. 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.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

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.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

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.

Using Affixes and Roots to Find the Meaning of Words

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.

Selecting Words for Vocabulary Instruction

7. 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.

Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

8. Teaching Vocabulary to ELL Students

Using a translator or carrying a translating device is not realistic when learning English as a second language. In this lesson, you'll learn how to strategically teach vocabulary to English language learners.

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