ERIC Number: EJ648591
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Constructing Word Meanings: Strategies and Perceptions of Four Middle School Learners.
Harmon, Janis M.
Journal of Literacy Research, v30 n4 p561-99 Dec 1998
Investigates word meaning constructions of four middle-school learners during self-selected reading events where learners targeted unfamiliar words. Explores learner perceptions about vocabulary acquisition. Finds learners used multiple strategies in single encounters with new words, were not inhibited by inaccurate word meaning constructions, focused on key words and phrases as they explored content, and relied on syntax to articulate definitions. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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