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ERIC Number: ED258150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 42
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Semantic Mapping as a Vocabulary Teaching Technique to Improve Recall of Word Meaning.
Vogt, Darlene
A study investigated the effectiveness of semantic mapping as a technique to improve recall of word meaning versus the traditional method of teaching vocabulary. Eight intermediate-level students from grades 4, 5, and 6, five of whom were identified as learning disabled students, were subjects. They were tested using vocabulary subtests of the Gates-McGinitie reading tests to determine the words that were unknown. The students were then presented words using the traditional technique and other words using semantic mapping. A month later a posttest of all words was administered. The two methods of instruction were compared using the Wilcoxen Two Sample Test. Results showed that the total number of word meanings remembered in the free recall setting and in context was greater for those taught by the semantic mapping technique than for those taught by the traditional method. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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