ERIC Number: EJ638890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Partial Word Knowledge and Vocabulary Growth during Reading Comprehension.
Schwanenflugel, Paula J.; Stahl, Steven A.; McFalls, Elisabeth L.
Journal of Literacy Research, v29 n4 p531-53 Dec 1997
Investigates development of vocabulary knowledge in fourth graders as a function of story reading for partially known and unknown words. Finds vocabulary growth was small but even for both partially known and unknown words; however, the characteristics of the words being learned themselves (particularly, part of speech and concreteness) were more important in determining this growth than aspects of the texts. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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