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ERIC Number: ED531447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr-25
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Effect of Focused Vocabulary Instruction on 7th Graders' Reading Comprehension
Horn, Mary; Feng, Jianhua
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Apr 11-13, 2012)
This study reports an investigation on the effects of directed vocabulary and whole class instruction on improving students' vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension. Fifty-eight seventh grade students participated in the study, and a pre-test/post-test experimental design was employed. The results did not indicate any statistically significant differences between the control and experimental group in reading comprehension or vocabulary acquisition. However, considerable differences were found in favor of the experimental group in reading comprehension. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A