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ERIC Number: ED427312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 29
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Teaching Vocabulary: Within the Context of Literature and Reading or through Isolated Word Lists.
Venetis, Anna
This study was conducted to determine which method for vocabulary instruction was most beneficial: learning words through the context of literature and reading or through isolated word lists. Subjects, 45 high school students taking Freshman English, were divided into 2 groups. All students were studying Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations." The first group consisted of 22 students and they used isolated word lists. The second group of 23 students learned their words while reading. Both groups were given a pre- and posttest. The results showed no significant difference in the mean gains of both samples. Rather, both methods of vocabulary instruction produced gains in vocabulary. (Contains 24 references and 2 tables of data; an appendix contains a vocabulary test.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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