ERIC Number: EJ602665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Incidental Word Learning While Reading: A Meta-analysis.
Swanborn, M. S. L.; de Glopper, K.
Review of Educational Research, v69 n3 p261-85 Fall 1999
A meta-analysis of 20 experiments examining incidental word learning during normal reading shows that students learn around 15% of the unknown words they encounter. Results suggest that several factors affect the probability of learning an unknown word. Presents a model of sensitivity to partial word knowledge. (Contains 66 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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IES Cited: ED502398