a member of the set of the smallest units of speech that serve to distinguish one utterance from another in a language or dialect
minimal units of words that have a meaning and cannot be subdivided further. There are two main types: free and bound, smallest meaningful units of speech; simple words, suffixes, prefixes; examples: red, hot, calm, -ed, pre-
"don't use ain't" grammatical rules prescribed by a language authority (teacher)
any discrete unit tht can be identified, either physically or auditorily, in the stream of speech
a system that associates sounds (or gestures) with meanings in a way that uses words and sentences
the study that attempts to make practical use of the knowledge derived from general linguistic research
pitch, intonation, stress, duration, rhythm, juncture; independent of and of longer duration than segmentals
stage of language development at 6 - 15 months when an infant spontaneously utters nonsense sounds
the process of using the relationships between spelling and pronunciation at the letter, syllable, and word levels to figure out unfamiliar words
a key skill to teach beginners because it mimics the process readers go through to sound out a word. Once readers have learned to match letter names with letter sounds, this knowledge is used to pronounce words by combining the separate sounds to arrive at the complete word, as in /p/-/a/-/t/ /pat/.
the process of interpreting word parts that make up a word. "[U]sing word parts enables the reader to determine the pronunciation and meaning of unknown words. This word identification technique is effective especially if it is used along with phonic analysis and context clues."
finding the main idea
reading strategy: finding critical facts and details in narrative or expository literature
reading strategy: pulling together information in a meaningful way through written or oral presentations
reading strategy: reaching conclusions and imagine outcomes based on prior knowledge combined with new knowledge
reading strategy: using imagination to create pictures in the mind about what has been read or studied and then communicate what is imagined
reading strategy: constructing meaning through written expression. re-read and write about a story or create a new story based on given story elements
reading strategy: respond to stories by telling them to somebody else, by role-playing, drawing pictures or using storyboards
sight word vocabulary
Developing a strong _____ _____ _____ is an important part of learning to read. It is especially important for children with learning disabilities in basic reading and those who cannot use phonics skills to decode words.
As a word identification strategy, structural analysis would be most effective in helping eight graders determine the meaning of which of the following words?
The Great Pyramid at Giza is approximately 150 meters high and has a square base approximately 230 meters on a side. What is the approximate area of a horizontal cross section of the pyramid taken 50 meters above its base?
A. 5880 square meters
B. 11760 square meters
C. 23510 square meters
D. 35270 square meters
Enlightenment thinkers most influenced subsequent developments in European history by
A. restoring traditional ideals taht emphasized the benefits of a hierarchical ordering of society
B. championing reforms that extended political rights to people from all social classes
C. applying reason and the scientific method to the study of all aspects of social and political life
D. seeking to restore religious unity that had been disrupted by the Protestant Reformation
On a class field trip, students encounter some brightly colored shelf-like structures attached to the trunk of a dead tree. Which of the following is the best description of how this organism obtains matter and energy from its environment?
A. it obtains energy from the dead wood and absorbs carbon dioxide and water vapor from the air.
B. It obtains energy from sunlight, absorbs carbon from the dead wood and obtains water vapor from the air.
C. It obtains energy from sunlight and obtains carbon and water from the dead wood.
D. It obtains energy, carbon and water from the dead wood.