ERIC Number: ED480888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Vocabulary Development: Elaboration for Writing. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
Extensive research in the area of vocabulary development revealed a very limited amount of information on elaboration for writing. Only one article was found that substantiated the need to connect vocabulary with elaborative writing. This topical bibliography and commentary summarizes the findings in that article. The bibliography/ commentary considers the following: the levels of vocabulary proficiency, methods of teaching vocabulary, context in discovering the meaning of unfamiliar words, review activities to enhance a student's vocabulary, elaboration, and finally, using the new vocabulary in writing. It concludes that research has shown that a learner's writing vocabulary is the highest level of cognitive development, indicating that students would greatly benefit from learning to use new vocabulary with an elaboration for writing. Lists 2 Internet resources and 1 reference. (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Context Clues, Elementary Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Writing Exercises, Writing Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.