Welcome to Exemplary Practices in Vocabulary Instruction
Presented by Mary J. Morgan
Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Education with a Specialty in Reading
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA 02325
Dr. Ruth Farrar, Project Advisor
Abstract: This website discusses the importance of vocabulary instruction within a balanced reading program, significance of fostering an environment that promotes word consciousness and reviews current research of most effective instruction for vocabulary acquisition. A study investigates two interventions (word wall and word mapping) with three struggling readers. Data is collected and analyzed through the use of triangulation : teacher -made tests, self-reflection, student survey and writing samples. Vignettes present lesson examples within the classroom.
Introduction Background Philosophy Research Project Summary of the Findings Results Additional Resources References Site Map