M.A. Special Education
Language, Literacy, and Special Education
College of Education
Language arts (Middle school); Interactive whiteboards
Special Education and Teaching
The purposes of this study are to (a) evaluate the effects of a traditional approach, the definitional approach, to vocabulary instruction for middle school students in an inclusive class; (b) evaluate the effects of using the keyword method in vocabulary instruction for middle school students; (c) evaluate the effects of using the keyword method and the Smart Board in vocabulary instruction for middle school students; (d) compare the effectiveness of the traditional approach, the keyword method, and the keyword method with the Smart Board in vocabulary instruction; and (e) examine the teacher and students satisfaction with the traditional approach, keyword strategy, and keyword strategy with the Smart Board in learning vocabulary words. Results indicate there was no significant difference in vocabulary knowledge of students taught using a traditional approach compared with using the keyword method with and without the Smart Board. Furthermore, there is no significant difference in application of vocabulary words of students taught using a traditional approach compared with using keyword method with and without the Smart Board.
Volpe, Kelly, "Vocabulary instruction: using the keyword approach with the interactive smart board in inclusive classrooms" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 301.