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ERIC Number: ED084494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 236
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The Construction and Evaluation of Lessons for Teaching Fifth Grade Children to Identify the Special Meaning of a Word in Accordance with Context Requirement.
Cole, Frederick Muckian
The purpose of this study was to construct and evaluate lessons designed to teach a given number of words and the multiple meanings associated with each word. Methodologies employed in the presentation of the lessons were also evaluated. Four treatment groups were established: group 1 used the author-constructed lessons in a team learning situation, group 2 used the author-constructed lessons individually under teacher guidance, group 3 used the words which were employed in the author-constructed lesson in any way the teacher desired, and group 4 used neither the author-constructed lesson nor the list of words. Twenty lessons were designed with each lesson involving twenty minutes per day. At the end of instruction the students had been exposed to 80 words with 4 meanings each for a total of 320 meanings. The sampe in this study included 21 fifth grade classes located in different schools. Some of the results indicated that: in vocabulary there was a statistically significant difference in favor of the author-constructed material, there was no statistically significant difference between the control and experimental group in comprehension, and the two treatment group using author-constructed material showed statistical significance over the control groups in multiple meaning words. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University, School of Education