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ERIC Number: EJ776726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
"Bumping into Spicy, Tasty Words that Catch Your Tongue": A Formative Experiment on Vocabulary Instruction
Baumann, James F.; Ware, Donna; Edwards, Elizabeth Carr
Reading Teacher, v61 n2 p108-122 Oct 2007
A yearlong formative experiment explored the impact of a comprehensive vocabulary instruction program in a diverse, fifth-grade classroom. The classroom teacher and two university collaborators: (1) provided rich language experiences; (2) taught individual words; (3) taught word-learning strategies; and (4) promoted word conscientiousness. Results revealed that students' vocabulary grew across the academic year and that they identified and used more challenging words, developed an interest in and positive attitude toward vocabulary, and applied vocabulary strategies independently. Instructional procedures are provided for each component. (Contains 4 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A