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ERIC Number: EJ776593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Word Links: A Strategy for Developing Word Knowledge
Yopp, Ruth Helen
Voices from the Middle, v15 n1 p27-33 Sep 2007
Word Links, an effective strategy for developing students' vocabulary, is based on four principles. It provides contextual and definitional information; offers repeated exposure to words and opportunities to practice them; encourages students to think about relationships among word meanings; and involves active engagement in learning tasks. Yopp describes how Word Links helps students work through often-difficult subject matter texts and describes its special benefits for English Language Learners. [Contains 5 figures and 2 sidebars: (1) "Side Trip: A Strategy for Developing Word Knowledge" (Joyce Brigman and Karen Wood); and (2) "Side Trip: Word Association with a Twist" (Lisa Storm Fink).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A