Spring 2017



Degree Name


Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair

Kathryn Campbell and Trish Harvey

Secondary Advisor/Reader One

Diane Pulling

Peer-Reviewer/Reader Two

Noelle Nelson


Learning new words from context is a skill that many ninth-grade students lack. Although there are many methods to teaching vocabulary, many of the methods are outdated or riddled with issues. The methods help students, but no method is well rounded, leaving students with a skill set that is not completely developed. The integrated vocabulary curriculum that is proposed in this capstone explored the variety of methods and best practices to create a hybrid version to fully support students in learning vocabulary from context. Overall, the capstone addressed the need for a vocabulary curriculum that is flexible and can support student learning in the classroom.

Research Methodology

Curriculum Development, Narrative (portariture)

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Education Commons