ERIC Number: ED325606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Oral Vocabulary Development Program for a Transitional First Grade Program.
Humlicek, Jean A.
This report describes the implementation and evaluation of a 12-week oral vocabulary development curriculum for use with transitional first graders. The transitional first grade is a class between kindergarten and first grade to provide students with an extra year of academic instruction to learn the skills needed to enter first grade. A natural language approach was used to introduce 104 words to a class of 19 inner-city English-speaking, limited-English-proficient (LEP) Spanish-speaking, and bilingual Spanish-speaking students. The teacher presented daily 20-minute lessons. Pre- and post-implementation vocabulary ages were measured using the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Revised (PPVT-R). Pretest vocabulary ages ranged from 2 years and 0 months to 5 years and 4 months. When compared to posttest scores, the students demonstrated an average vocabulary age gain of 11 months. Individual student improvement ranged from 3 to 22 months. A list of 25 references, an 8-item annotated bibliography, and the following teaching materials are appended: (1) a list of minimal reading skills required for promotion; (2) two sample lesson plans; (3) a 104-word vocabulary list; (4) a lesson schedule; and (5) six vocabulary review checklists. (FMW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Practicum Report, Nova University.