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ERIC Number: EJ896714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Morphing into Adolescents: Active Word Learning for English-Language Learners and Their Classmates in Middle School
Kieffer, Michael J.; Lesaux, Nonie K.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n1 p47-56 Sep 2010
Many students arrive at middle school without the academic language skills they need to read sophisticated texts with comprehension. In particular, English language learners and students from low-income backgrounds attending underresourced, urban middle schools lack opportunities to learn the thousands of academic words they need to succeed. To build their comprehension, teachers must not only teach the meanings of specific vocabulary words, but must also equip students with tools to be active word learners. This article presents a research-based approach to improving adolescents' word-learning abilities by building their understanding of morphology. (Contains 2 tables and 3 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