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homework 6 and 7 - Katherine Batti EDUC 430 Homework 6 7...

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Katherine Batti EDUC 430 Observation 2 Reflection Chapter 6 1. Four components of word study: a. Concepts and word meanings: Students learn words better when they are connected to oth- er words and are related to a common concept. As a teacher, words can be presented to the class in groupings that pertain to what they are learning. Vocabulary words can also be taught in a picture or scene setting. For example, “Things found at a grocery store” could be the context, and words like cashier, produce, refrigeration, aisle, supermarket, grocer, butcher, baker, fishmonger, and pharmacy are optional words to teach children. b. Multiple meanings of words: There are a surprising amount of words that have multiple meanings. Often word meanings are changed by changing the part of speech. For ex- ample, sink means a place to wash as a noun, but the opposite of float as a verb. Students can discover new meanings for words they already know most easily through reading. Teachers can also facilitate discovery of multiple meanings through multiple meaning games. Students can pick a word with multiple meanings and draw different meanings of the word. They can also play a game where two different definitions are given and stu- dents need to write the correct word. Students could even play a matching game where two definitions to the same words are written on cards, and students must think of the word in their head as they try to find the other definition.
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c. Morphemic analysis: Many English words have affixes than can help students decipher the meaning of the word. Once students know the meaning of the root word and the meanings of common affixes, they can decode words with more ease. Also, many words are com- pound words whose meaning can be clearly seen from the two words that comprise it. As students use morphemic analysis, they can discover word meanings on their own without consulting the dictionary. Teachers can show students these relationships by making word walls and organizing different affixes. Teachers can also teach common root words, espe- cially those derived from other countries. For example, once students know that Latin roots -ann and -enn mean “year,” teachers can group annual, biennial, perennial, centenni- al, bicentennial, millennium, and sesquicentennial. This will allow students to group roots together visually as they realize the importance of morphemic analysis. d. Synonyms: words with the same meaning: Synonyms allow students to see similarities between word meanings. This can also help students with grouping words into categories in their lexicon. However, it is important that teachers highlight differences between syn- onyms as well. Though many words have similar meanings, understanding the differences between them will help students understand how and when to use new vocabulary words. Though delighted may be a synonym for happy, it is incorrect to say, “I have a delighted
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