ERIC Number: ED343080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Vocabulary Skills of Chapter 1 Fourth Grade Students through Semantic Mapping Techniques.
Hardy, Fredericia P.
This paper describes a practicum that incorporated semantic mapping, "rich" context clue instruction, and teacher modeling into a 12-week instructional program for 18 Chapter 1 fourth-grade students in rural Georgia who had shown deficiency in vocabulary knowledge with standardized test scores below the 50th percentile in the second and third grades. Comparison of the pre- and posttest results indicated improved vocabulary knowledge and context clue usage. Findings suggest that, although student attitudes demonstrated a positive change, a longer implementation period is needed to make substantial gains in this area. (Three tables of data are included; 25 references and 6 appendixes--including teacher-made pre- and posttests, a sample word list, and mid-implementation tests--are attached.) (PRA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Consolidation Improvement Act Chapter 1