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Word-Learning Strategies - Chapter Summary
If you're interested in revisiting some of the strategies used to teach students phonics, take a look at this chapter. Lesson topics range from explicit and implicit phonics approaches to segmenting activities and cueing systems.
You'll also find lessons designed to help you review word connotation and denotation, spelling strategies, and the impact of word choice and sound repetition on tone, mood, and meaning. Round out your study of word-learning strategies with lessons on metaphor and simile. Topics of instruction include:
- Phonics teaching strategies
- Cueing systems
- Tone and mood
- Connotation and denotation
- Types of figurative language
Video lessons in this chapter make it easy to study at your own pace. Use the video tags to skip ahead, go back to a topic of interest or scan the transcripts for a quick lesson summary. Multiple-choice quizzes with responses that link back to video content are also included to help you focus on topics you need to spend extra time reviewing.
1. Phoneme: Definition, Segmentation & Examples
Phonemes are tiny units of sound in speech. When phonemes are combined, they can make up words. In this lesson, we will discuss what phonemes are, how to segment them in words and why they are important.
2. Explicit & Implicit Phonics Approaches to Literacy
Phonics are a fundamental part of learning to read well. But how should they be taught? In this lesson, we'll examine both explicit and implicit approaches to phonics instruction, including the pros and cons of each and example activities.
3. Phonemic & Phonological Awareness: Definitions & Activities
Phonics, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness may all sound really similar, but they are all different yet important skills required for successful reading. Watch this lesson to find out about each one and how to develop them.
4. Teaching Phonics in the Classroom
In this lesson, you will work toward being able to explain phonics as a teaching method, understanding the connection between phonics and phonological awareness, and understanding some activities and strategies to help with teaching phonics.
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.
6. Understanding Words By Their Relationships
Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.
7. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
8. Correct Spelling in Written Work: Strategies & Tips
In this lesson, we will discuss why it is important to have correct spelling in your writing. We will then discuss some tips to be sure you are using correct spelling.
9. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone
In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.
10. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples
Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.
11. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.
12. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.
13. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.
14. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage
In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.
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Other chapters within the GACE Reading (617): Practice & Study Guide course
- Foundational Learning Theories
- Child Language Development
- Literacy Development & Literary Analysis
- Reading Strategies & Instruction
- Teaching Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension
- The Reading & Writing Connection
- Content Analysis Through Reading
- Making Connections While Reading
- Materials for Reading Instruction
- Classroom Environment for Literacy Instruction
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Teacher & Parent Involvement in Student Learning
- Student Assessments & Evaluations
- Teaching with Technology
- Using Data & Monitoring in Reading Instruction
- GACE Reading Flashcards