Thursday, April 2, 2009

Topic: Vocabulary


10-second review: Explains how vocabulary relates to reading

Title: “Missing in Action: Vocabulary Instruction in Pre-K.” SB Neuman and J Dwyer. Reading Teacher (February 2009), 384-392. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Summary/Quote: “The most plausible explanation for vocabulary’s connection to better reading ability is that vocabulary is more than words. It is knowledge. To know a word’s meaning is to know what a word represents and to begin to understand the network of concepts that goes with it.” p. 384.

Comment: The more you know (knowledge), the better you read. “Prior knowledge” is a significant contributor to reading comprehension. RayS.

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