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ERIC Number: EJ1170696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Empowering Students with Word-Learning Strategies: Teach a Child to Fish
Graves, Michael F.; Schneider, Steven; Ringstaff, Cathy
Reading Teacher, v71 n5 p533-543 Mar-Apr 2018
This article on word-learning strategies describes a theory- and research-based set of procedures for teaching students to use word-learning strategies--word parts, context clues, the dictionary, and a combined strategy--to infer the meanings of unknown words. The article begins with a rationale for teaching word-learning strategies, particularly to students with vocabularies smaller than those of many students their age. After this, the authors provide a definition of word-learning strategies, a review of the most relevant research, and a brief description of the effects of the program. Next are descriptions of the curriculum, the instruction, and key aspects of the authors' approach. The article concludes with a note stressing the importance of following initial instruction on word-learning strategies with reviews, reminders, and prompts to use them over time and a description of two aspects of the program identified as particularly important by the teachers the authors worked with.
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Language: English
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