Ch 7: Word Analysis & Vocabulary for Developing Readers

About This Chapter

This chapter delves into the instruction of word analysis and vocabulary, featuring text and video lessons designed to help you enter the classroom with a bolstered understanding of the subject and a heavier teaching tool belt.

Word Analysis and Vocabulary for Developing Readers - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers foundational knowledge and helpful guidance relevant to the teaching of word analysis and vocabulary to developing readers, diving into the following topics:

  • Morphemes
  • Syllabication and word breaks
  • Teaching vocabulary on a contextual level
  • Determining meaning in words through structural analysis
  • Fleshing out the meaning of words through context
  • Research-based guidelines for the instruction of vocabulary
  • Methods of teaching vocabulary and reading comprehension
  • Utilizing reference materials for vocabulary

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9 Lessons in Chapter 7: Word Analysis & Vocabulary for Developing Readers
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Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

1. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of grammar and syntax, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

2. Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

Learning how to break words up into syllables is a helpful part of spelling and decoding. This lesson gives you some ideas about how to teach syllabication and word breaks.

Teaching Vocabulary in Context

3. 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 Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

4. Using Structural Analysis to Determine the Meaning of Words

Discover the importance of using structural analysis to understand unfamiliar words. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to divide unknown words into known pieces to comprehend their overall meanings.

How to Use Context to Determine the Meaning of Words

5. 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.

Research-Based Guidelines for Teaching Vocabulary

6. 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.

Vocabulary Words & Reading Comprehension: Teaching Strategies

7. 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 Teach New Vocabulary

8. 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.

Using Reference Materials for Vocabulary

9. 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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