ERIC Number: EJ457150
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Creating Effective Definitions for Young Word Learners.
McKeown, Margaret G.
Reading Research Quarterly, v28 n1 p16-31 Jan-Mar 1993
Examines the relative effectiveness of dictionary definitions and definitions revised to address problems found in traditional definitions. Finds that revised definitions led to significantly more responses that demonstrated a characteristic use of the word. Concludes that revised definitions were more effective in helping students understand typical correct uses of words. Discusses instructional implications. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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