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ERIC Number: ED058016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Pages: 8
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Vocabulary Instruction: Challenge of the Seventies.
Aaronson, Shirley
The author expressed the following opinions on vocabulary development: (1) The concept of core vocabulary should be rethought due to the rapid change in our language and society. (2) A formalized, structured vocabulary development program is highly desirable. (3) Despite many existing information media, it is necessary to reintroduce students to reading as the major avenue of information. (4) The students should be carefully introduced to the best stories written today so as to rekindle in them an interest in words and reading. The author's Basic Reading Skills classes are described as an example of a vocabulary development program. In these classes, books used for instruction are chosen for their storytelling qualities. The word list dictionary approach and word card method are used to enhance learning. Contextual and structural analyses are taught through the use of appropriate materials. The two aspects emphasized in the reinforcement and practice program--use of the words in conversation and writing--are strongly recommended. The author also recommends that teachers use new technologies which provide greater individualization and that they devise new learning techniques incorporating more dynamic approaches, laboratory experiences, and experimenting with the use of language tutors. (AW)
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971