A comparison of the effectiveness of vocabulary strategies in the acquisistion of vocabulary by low-ability secondary students : context versus direct

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Joan L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mangus, Jessie Yvonne en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:31Z
dc.date.created 1990 en_US
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier LD2489.Z66 1990 .M36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177995
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effectiveness of the context and the direct vocabulary strategies in the acquisition of vocabulary by secondary students. Forty-eight low-ability tenth grade and eleventh grade students were divided into either the direct or context treatment group. One hundred sixty words were presented over a period of sixteen weeks using either the direct or the context vocabulary strategy. A pretest and a post test of fifty randomly selected words from the one hundred sixty words taught were administered to determine any gains in vocabulary acquisition by the students in the two treatment groups. A multivariate analysis of covariance indicated that there was no significant difference in the two different vocabulary strategies of context and direct in the acquisition of vocabulary by low-ability secondary students. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Elementary Education
dc.format.extent v, 91 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vocabulary. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading comprehension. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) en_US
dc.title A comparison of the effectiveness of vocabulary strategies in the acquisistion of vocabulary by low-ability secondary students : context versus direct en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ed. S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/722781 en_US


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