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ERIC Number: ED114818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 231
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An Examination of the Effects of Teaching a Reading Vocabulary upon Writing Vocabulary in Student Compositions.
Wolfe, Rosemary Fanti
The effects of two methods of teaching a reading vocabulary on writing vocabulary in student compositions were investigated: the teaching of a specific reading vocabulary with students' practice of words in sentences and the teaching of a specific reading vocabulary with students' practice of words in multiple-choice exercises. The retention of students' writing vocabulary after the vocabulary program had been completed was also examined. The subjects were 75 community college freshmen who were required to enroll in a remedial reading course. While the experimental group participated in one of the two vocabulary programs, the control group received no directed instruction in vocabulary. All students wrote three pre-treatment themes, three post-treatment themes, and three delayed themes six weeks after the program had been completed. From the results, it was concluded that the teaching of a specific reading vocabulary can have a facilitative effect on the use of different words in student compositions. In addition, the teaching of a specific reading vocabulary with practice of words in sentences can have an effect on the retention of the use of difficult words in student compositions. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Maryland