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Keywords

Vocabulary -- Study and teaching (Elementary);

Abstract

Researchers have discussed the importance of vocabulary instruction for elementary students at length. The magnitude of the task is daunting, as is trying to choose which words to teach out of the many thousands. The question of how best to teach the thousands of words students need to be successful is difficult to answer. Direct instruction or learning words incidentally are two approaches discussed in the research. There are multiple factors that affect a student's vocabulary acquisition, including socioeconomic level, parental conversation, and whether English is a first or second language for the child. Additionally, the impact of vocabulary development on reading comprehension is of great importance. This paper will explore the various facets of vocabulary development.

Year of Submission

2007

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Elementary Education

First Advisor

Lynn E. Nielsen

Second Advisor

Timothy G. Weih

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Date Original

2007

Object Description

1 PDF file (44 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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