ERIC Number: EJ1052098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 96
Vocabulary Instruction in Fifth Grade and Beyond: Sources of Word Learning and Productive Contexts for Development
Ford-Connors, Evelyn; Paratore, Jeanne R.
Review of Educational Research, v85 n1 p50-91 Mar 2015
Increasing the vocabulary knowledge of young adolescent and adolescent students has been a focal point of educational research and many teacher professional development initiatives. Yet many teachers continue to use traditional, but generally ineffective, methods of classroom-based vocabulary instruction. Synthesizing the literature around the general topics of vocabulary instruction, classroom discourse, and teacher talk, this review provides a comprehensive and critical examination of instruction that supports vocabulary learning in older students with a particular focus on practices that promote productive discussions of content.
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Preadolescents, Reading Comprehension, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Literature Reviews, Educational Strategies, Morphology (Languages)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
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