NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED151741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 35
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Investigating Techniques for Teaching Word Meanings.
Gipe, Joan
Ninety-three third and 78 fifth grade students participated in this study of the effectiveness of four methods of teaching word meanings: association method, category method, context method, and dictionary practice. Students were taught twelve words a week for eight weeks, with the performance score on weekly evaluation tasks as the dependent variable. Results indicated that the context method was the most effective at both grade levels. Findings were interpreted as supporting vocabulary instruction which includes using new words in sentences that provide examples of appropriate usage and associating new words with familiar synonyms. Instruction relying on category labels or dictionary practice was not supported. (AA)
Joan Gipe, University of New Orleans, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 ($1.80 per copy)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)