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ERIC Number: ED119158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 165
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A Comparison of Two Vocabulary Development Approaches on Intermediate Grade Menominee Indian Children.
Battle, Edwina Larry
This study investigated two approaches to vocabulary development with intermediate grade Menominee Indian children. Specifically, the differences in reading comprehension, writing vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and attitudes toward reading of students were examined. The two methods compared were (1) the Native American Culturally-Oriented Vocabulary Approach (NA/COVA), emphasizing a massive infusion of words and the use of those words in stories written for children by adult Menominee writers, and (2) the Conventional Vocabulary Approach (COVA), emphasizing a massive infusion of words and utilizing the basic reading materials available in the schools. Subjects were 215 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children living in two towns on the reservation. Four tests, and a count of tokens, types, and descriptive words measured the effects of the approaches. Finding revealed positive significant differences in concept vocabulary, attitudes toward reading, and the number of tokens, types, and descriptive words used in the written discourse of the students using the NA/COVA treatment. (Author/JM)
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