Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Vocabulary -- Study and teaching (Elementary);
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Elementary Education
Lynn E. Nielsen
Timothy G. Weih
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©2007 Susan L. Stark
Stark, Susan L., "An Evidence Base of Vocabulary Development: Theory and Instruction" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 1591.