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Ch 5: Foundations of Reading: Vocabulary Development

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Benefit from resources in this chapter designed to enhance your preparations for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading assessment. Watch engaging videos, read text lessons and take short quizzes to gain greater insight into vocabulary development as you study for the exam.

WI Foundations of Reading: Vocabulary Development - Chapter Summary

An assessment like Wisconsin Foundations of Reading requires you to get reacquainted with a variety of subject areas to ensure you're prepared for classroom instruction. This chapter gets you ready for vocabulary development questions on the exam. By reviewing the lessons, you will be prepare for exam questions that ask you to:

  • Identify teaching strategies for vocabulary words and reading comprehension
  • Discuss teaching vocabulary in context and the relationship between language and reading skills
  • Define an idiom and share common foreign words used in the English language
  • Share the meaning of semantics and syntax in writing
  • Explain the benefits of word maps and dictionaries for reading comprehension
  • List strategies for teaching reading and writing across multiple content areas
  • Describe methods for growing and using new vocabulary

Expert instructors offer the definitions, explanations and examples you need to confidently address vocabulary development on the exam. Review the lessons as videos or full transcripts from your home computer, smartphone or tablet to study in a format that's most convenient. When ready, test your knowledge of the lessons with self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Foundations of Reading: Vocabulary Development
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Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

1. 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.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

2. 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!

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

3. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

What is an Idiom? - Definition & Examples

4. 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.

Common Foreign Words Used in the English Language

5. 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.

What Is Semantics? - Definition & Examples

6. 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.

Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

7. Syntax in Writing: Definition & Examples

Syntax is how a writer puts his words together to create effect and artistry. Learn more about syntax and how authors use it to convey intent and cause impact for their readers.

Reading Comprehension: Word Maps & Dictionaries

8. Reading Comprehension: Word Maps & Dictionaries

For teachers interested in increasing their student's reading comprehension skills, word maps and dictionaries can be vital tools if utilized properly.

Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

9. Strategies for Teaching Reading & Writing Across Content Areas

Students are required to read and write in most subject areas. How can teachers support this? This lesson discusses strategies that promote writing and reading comprehension in all content areas.

Strategies for Acquiring and Using New Vocabulary

10. 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.

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