Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Vocabulary--Study and teaching; Reading comprehension; Comprehension;
Currently, many classroom teachers are striving to support students' comprehension skills. Teachers are currently teaching vocabulary through incidental exposures. The dependency of vocabulary skills are falling to the students. The students might be asked to memorize rather than gathering a deeper meaning of a word and how we use the word within context. Over the past several years research has shown that vocabulary develops more rapidly after grade three, but the primary grades need to begin with a strong literacy foundation in word learning strategies (Biemiller, 2003, 2006). This research project organized professional development sessions for teachers, to provide the planning tools to support their students with vocabulary strategies to comprehend a word.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Deborah L. Tidwell
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©2013 Amy Evelyn Bries
Bries, Amy Evelyn, "Vocabulary instruction : becoming word conscious to support reading comprehension" (2013). Graduate Research Papers. 146.