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ERIC Number: ED370079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-15
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Vocabulary Acquisition: A New Instructional Method in the College Developmental Reading-Writing Classroom.
Meyer, Margaret Dietz
A study examined the effectiveness of a theory-based classroom instructional method for teaching the vocabulary acquisition process with college developmental reading-writing students. Subjects, 28 students in two sections of developmental freshmen composition, followed a step-by-step procedure in each of five unit plans. The objective of the procedure was to teach students to learn how to understand the 10 most important words in context for each unit and how to learn to move the words from their receptive (listening and reading) to their expressive (speaking and writing) vocabularies. Results indicated that (1) a 98% success rate on vocabulary quizzes was achieved; (2) students began to use their dictionaries habitually; (3) every student passed the final exam; (4) not one student failed the course or withdrew; and (5) the instructor experienced collaborative learning as a process as the students and the instructor worked together on all steps in the procedure. (Contains 15 references and five figures of quizzes and writing assignments.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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