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Ch 8: Word Identification Strategies in Early Childhood Education

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The lessons in this chapter explore word identification strategies in early childhood education. Strengthen your understanding of morphemes, cueing systems, high-frequency words and teaching syllabication.

Word Identification Strategies in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

If you're looking for a way to boost your knowledge of word identification strategies you can use in early childhood education, you've reached the right place! This chapter explores language concepts that help young students understand words as they learn how to read. Reviewing this chapter will enable you to:

  • Share ways to teach syllabication word breaks to enhance spelling and decoding
  • Define encoding and decoding, and discuss the relationship between these terms
  • Explain the meaning and identify types of morphemes
  • Provide the definition of morphology
  • List and describe the three major cueing systems
  • Discuss what constitutes a 'high-frequency word'
  • Identify strategies and activities for word identification skills in young children

Before, during or after reviewing the lessons in this chapter, feel free to test your knowledge of the concepts covered by taking short lesson quizzes. Each quiz is available in an interactive online format or printable worksheet. Retake them as often as needed until you're sure you fully understand the word identification strategies for early childhood education explored in this chapter. A practice exam is also available to assess your knowledge of chapter concepts. If you need additional details about the lessons, don't hesitate to submit your questions to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 8: Word Identification Strategies in Early Childhood Education
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Teaching Syllabication & Word Breaks

1. 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.

The Connection Between Decoding & Encoding in Language

2. The Connection Between Decoding & Encoding in Language

Young children learning to read and write rely on decoding and encoding skills. This lesson defines both these terms, explains the interplay between the two, and gives examples of what instruction of decoding and encoding look like in a classroom.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

3. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, 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.

Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

4. Morphology of English: Definition & Studies

Morphology is the study of parts of language and how we use these parts to form words. In this lesson you'll find out the building blocks of language and how to use these blocks to construct words and deconstruct sentences. A short quiz follows.

Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

5. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.

High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

6. High Frequency Words: Definition & Examples

You don't have to be a dog to hear 'high frequency words;' in fact, we encounter them every day! In this lesson, discover what makes these words 'high-frequency,' and see some examples that you may have even used today.

Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

7. Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

This lesson will examine effective strategies and activities to support the development of young children's word identification skills, including sight word recognition, identifying words in context, structural analysis, and manipulating graphemes.

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