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ERIC Number: EJ776591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Mediating the Matthew Effect in Reading: Fostering Word Consciousness
Cowan, Kay; Albers, Peggy
Voices from the Middle, v15 n1 p34-43 Sep 2007
The authors, one a teacher-researcher and the other a literacy researcher, take on the daunting task of vocabulary instruction in a school with a socioeconomically diverse population. They have designed a literacy program that emphasizes vocabulary development and uses personal choice (for motivation) and scaffolded literacy strategies (for support) to instill a keen awareness of, and lasting interest in, words. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A