ERIC Number: EJ1025612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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From Potential to Reality: Content-Rich Vocabulary and Informational Text
Wright, Tanya S.
Reading Teacher, v67 n5 p359-367 Feb 2014
Content vocabulary is essential for children's comprehension of informational text. Teachers will need to support children in developing the technical or specialized words they need for informational text and in linking these words to key concepts in content area instruction. This article describes the vocabulary instruction that was observed during informational text read alouds in 55 kindergarten classrooms, and then provides ideas for supporting content-rich vocabulary instruction in primary classrooms.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Vocabulary Skills, Text Structure, Program Descriptions, Teaching Methods, Kindergarten, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Nonfiction, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
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