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ERIC Number: ED013711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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A THREE-PRONGED ATTACK ON VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT.
KARLIN, ROBERT
STATUS STUDIES OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOCABULARY SIZE AND THE EXTENT OF READING SUPPORT THE BELIEF THAT MORE AVID READERS HAVE RICHER VOCABULARIES. HOWEVER, STUDIES OF DIRECT EFFORTS TO INCREASE VOCABULARY THROUGH WIDE READING ALONE HAVE NOT YIELDED SATISFACTORY RESULTS. HENCE, WIDE READING COMBINED WITH DIRECT AND INDIRECT APPROACHES IS RECOMMENDED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT. SUGGESTED GUIDELINES EMPHASIZE THE USE OF INDIVIDUAL WEAKNESSES IN DETERMINING THE DEGREE OF INVOLVEMENT IN VOCABULARY STUDY, THE STUDY OF WORDS IN CONTEXT, THE STUDY OF WORKING RATHER THAN ESOTERIC VOCABULARIES, AND THE APPLICATION OF WORD LEARNING. THE USE OF CONTEXTUAL AND STRUCTURAL CLUES, THE STUDY OF WORD ORIGINS AND MULTIPLE MEANINGS, THE STUDY OF WORD LISTS IN RELATION TO STUDENTS' ACTIVITIES, AND THE USE OF PROGRAMED MATERIALS ARE RECOMMENDED TO HELP STUDENTS BROADEN AND EXTEND THEIR VOCABULARIES. REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE (SEATTLE, MAY 4-6, 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: City University of New York Queens College