Beyond Webster: explicit vocabulary strategies to improve the reading of English language learners
This capstone focuses on answering the question: How can I explicitly teach vocabulary to improve the reading of my elementary English language learners? This document explains why explicitly teaching vocabulary to English language learners (ELLs) is critical for their success in school, specifically reading. It uses research to support the need for vocabulary instruction and outlines the various benefits of explicit instruction. Research also includes various methods for explicit instruction that will increase vocabulary knowledge and use. Finally, the developed curriculum provides research-based strategies that can be used with elementary students within any curricular area.
Harder, Rachel L. B., "Beyond Webster: explicit vocabulary strategies to improve the reading of English language learners" (2008). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2038.