ERIC Number: EJ493623
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Vocabulary Instruction Presented Prior to Reading in Two Basal Readers.
Ryder, Randall J.; Graves, Michael F.
Elementary School Journal, v95 n2 p139-53 Nov 1994
Examined six aspects of vocabulary instruction given to fourth and sixth graders prior to reading in two basal reading series. Found that words targeted for instruction were already known; instruction in the two series differed markedly; much of the instruction was not sufficient to improve comprehension; and instruction was not necessarily suited to targeted words and their contexts. (ET)
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Context Clues, Context Effect, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 6, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Semantics, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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