ERIC Number: ED319001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Vocabulary Knowledge: Guidelines for Instruction. What Research Says to the Teacher.
Irvin, Judith L.
Arguing that researchers in the last decade have helped to illuminate a direction for effective vocabulary development for students, this monograph reviews the recent research on vocabulary knowledge. After a discussion of the importance of vocabulary knowledge, the monograph examines the various factors in vocabulary acquisition identified by researchers in the 1980s. The monograph also includes a discussion of the issues related to vocabulary instruction and presents four guidelines for instruction. Finally, the monograph describes researched and field-tested learning strategies (List-Group-Label-Write, Semantic Feature Analysis, Graphic Organizers, and Semantic Mapping) designed to facilitate meaningful vocabulary learning. A 173-item bibliography is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Graphic Organizers, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills
NEA Professional Library, P.O. Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 (Stock No. 1085-X-00, $3.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.