ERIC Number: ED253855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Elasticizing Language - Techniques in Vocabulary Development.
Shepherd, Richard C.
Noting that a rich vocabulary comes from experiences and from the organizing and reorganizing of these experiences, this paper suggests ways that students may be helped to improve their vocabulary at an accelerated pace. The paper first argues that vocabulary development must be a planned program beginning in the early grades and explores some of the factors that influence vocabulary development, such as age, sex, and socioeconomic and geographical factors. It next lists some basic word development technique categories, including testing, context clues, word origins, and pronunciation and spelling. The paper then provides a rationale for testing as a vocabulary teaching technique and explores four main ways to test vocabulary development. A general list of vocabulary testing methods is appended. (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (5th, Baltimore, MD, December 13-15, 1984).