Ch 2: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Teaching Vocabulary

About This Chapter

Study for the WEST-E Middle Level Humanities (Subtests 1 and 2) assessment with the help of engaging video lessons. Refresh your knowledge of teaching vocabulary then take lesson quizzes to gauge your comprehension of the materials.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Teaching Vocabulary - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores how to teach vocabulary to help you prepare for the WEST-E Middle Level Humanities (Subtests 1 and 2) assessment. Watching these videos can prepare you to address the following on the exam:

  • Outlining strategies for acquiring and using new vocabulary
  • Identifying vocabulary activities for middle school
  • Understanding how to teach vocabulary words
  • Explaining how to teach vocabulary in context
  • Describing ways to use reference materials for vocabulary

Instructors in the video lessons offer step-by-step guidance to ensure you feel prepared to tackle teaching vocabulary on the exam. The videos are both comprehensive and visually entertaining, making the studying process fun and effective.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: Teaching Vocabulary Chapter Objectives

The WEST-E Middle Level Humanities (Subtests 1 and 2) assessment is required for teaching candidates who are seeking to add an endorsement to their new or existing teaching certificate in Washington State. This WEST Middle Level Humanities: Teaching Vocabulary chapter covers topics found in the reading process and comprehension portion of Subtest I (English language arts and reading), which constitutes approximately 42% of this test. In addition to watching video lessons, you can take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to reinforce concepts covered in the lessons. If you want to study on the go, watch the lessons from your smartphone or tablet.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice. Some feature graphics, excerpts or other additions that help you understand what's being asked. After reading the question, you will be required to review four answers then choose the one you believe represents the correct response.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: WEST Middle Level Humanities: Teaching Vocabulary
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Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

1. 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 Activities for Middle School

2. Vocabulary Activities for Middle School

In this lesson, we will discuss important elements for teaching vocabulary terms. We'll also explore various types of vocabulary activities that are appropriate for middle school students.

How to Teach Vocabulary Words

3. 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.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

4. Teaching Vocabulary in Context

Learning vocabulary in context helps people make connections for better comprehension. We'll look at a variety of learning strategies that can help students understand and incorporate new words effectively. After the lesson, test your new knowledge with our quiz questions!

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

5. 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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