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Keywords

Vocabulary -- Study and teaching (Elementary) Reading comprehension -- Study and teaching (Elementary)

Abstract

There is a direct relationship between word knowledge and comprehension-messages are composed of ideas, and ideas are expressed in words. Decades of research have resulted in significant best practices to support students' vocabulary development, yet very little has actually been implemented in the classroom. Teachers frequently rely on increasing student vocabulary through the incidental word-learning that results from sheer volume of reading. Research in this review will prove that incidental word acquisition is seriously inadequate. Effective vocabulary strategies include: hands-on activities or visuals, capitalizing on background knowledge or prior experiences, repeated exposure in meaningful contexts, and use of graphic organizers. Technology applications such as audiobooks, electronic and online texts, electronic talking books, programmed reading instruction, and interactive CD-ROM's

Year of Submission

2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Lynn E. Nielsen

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Date Original

2005

Object Description

1 PDF file (33 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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