M.A. in Learning Disabilities
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Vocabulary--Study and teaching (Secondary)
Disability and Equity in Education
The purpose of this quasi-experimental one group study was to (a) ascertain the vocabulary acquisition of low-achieving language students in grades 9-11 (n = 14), and (b) to determine if implementation of a program of explicit instruction would lead to a significant improvement of the volume of knowledge of a controlled list of vocabulary words. Results revealed that all participants showed positive change in the number of vocabulary items answered correctly from initial pretest to final posttest (M = +15 items), with an average 97% improvement. The time to acquire one new vocabulary word was approximately 10.6 minutes. Implications for teaching secondary students who are low achieving in vocabulary skills are discussed.
Lange, Susan L., "Effective vocabulary development for secondary students in weekly small-group sessions" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1334.