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Vocabulary Knowledge & Skills - Chapter Summary
Revisit subjects related to vocabulary knowledge and skills with this chapter of short and interesting lessons. Brush up on the steps for teaching new vocabulary, examples of semantics, strategies for assessing vocabulary and others. Answer questions on the brief quizzes that are at the end of each lesson to get an idea of what you know. Additional subjects in this chapter are included here:
- Techniques for using new vocabulary
- Utilization of reading materials and reference materials to expand vocabulary
- Ways to use context clues, affixes, and roots to determine words' meanings
- Foreign words that are often used in English
- Definition of appositive and appositive phrases, and an idiom
- Teaching techniques for reading comprehension
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1. How to Teach New Vocabulary
This lesson describes how to introduce a new vocabulary word and several sample activities for reinforcing the meanings of the terms. A short quiz follows the lesson.
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.
3. Using Reading Materials to Build Vocabulary
Building vocabulary is an important and ongoing effort. In this lesson, you will learn some strategies for using reading materials to build working vocabulary.
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. 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.
6. Common Foreign Words Used in the English Language
Many foreign words and phrases are commonly used in the English language. In fact, you may not recognize many of them as foreign. In this lesson, we will focus on a short list of these words and phrases.
7. What is an Idiom? - Definition & Examples
Break a leg! It takes two to tango. In this lesson, we'll learn all about idioms, those colorful figures of speech that play with language and take on a meaning of their own.
8. What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples
Semantics, or the study of relationships between words and how we construct meaning, sheds light on how we experience the world and how we understand others and ourselves. Explore this concept with a definition and examples, and then check out the quiz to challenge your newfound knowledge.
9. Appositives & Appositive Phrases: Definition & Examples
Our language is made up many units of meaning to allow for clear communication. This lesson focuses on understanding and using one of those units: the appositive.
10. 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.
11. Effective Techniques for Vocabulary Assessment
In this lesson, we will examine various types of vocabulary assessments and discuss how teachers select words to be taught and assessed based on intended outcomes.
12. 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.
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