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ERIC Number: ED013745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 1
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A CITY-WIDE VOCABULARY PROJECT FOR NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS.
JANES, EDITH; VON HORN, ARLENE
THE RESULTS OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IN LANGUAGE ARTS COVERING 10 YEARS FOR GRADES NINE THROUGH 12 IN GARY, INDIANA, REVEALED THE NEED FOR A DIRECTED PROGRAM IN VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION. A 2-YEAR PILOT STUDY ON VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT USING THE DIRECT APPROACH WAS CONDUCTED AMONG 5,000 NINTH-GRADE STUDENTS. A PRETEST WAS FOLLOWED BY 20 WEEKLY LESSONS, EACH CONSISTING OF 20 WORDS SELECTED FROM ADOPTED NINTH-GRADE TEXTBOOKS AND ACCOMPANIED BY DEFINITIONS, DIACRITICAL MARKING, SAMPLE SENTENCES, AND SPACES FOR THE STUDENTS' ORIGINAL SENTENCES. WEEKLY TESTS, REVIEW TESTS EVERY 5 WEEKS, AND A POST TEST SIMILAR TO THE PRETEST WERE ADMINISTERED. THE USE OF THE MATERIALS DEVELOPED FOR THIS STUDY WAS RECOMMENDED BY 96 PERCENT OF 55 PARTICIPATING TEACHERS. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THESE TEACHERS OBSERVED A BETTER STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON THE POST TEST. THE MATERIALS USED IN THIS STUDY WERE INCLUDED IN THE REGULAR NINTH-GRADE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM IN GARY SCHOOLS. SAMPLES OF THE PRETEST, WEEKLY LESSONS, WEEKLY TESTS, REVIEW TESTS, AND PROGRESS CHARTS ACCOMPANY THIS ARTICLE. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN THE "JOURNAL OF READING," VOLUME 10, APRIL 1967. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers: Gary Public Schools IN; INDIANA