Enhancing Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text by Building Vocabulary Knowledge

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Enhancing Adolescents’ Comprehension of Text by Building Vocabulary Knowledge

This evidence-based article discusses effective vocabulary instruction containing many elements, including

  • Teacher-directed explicit instruction in student-friendly word meanings and related words and in morphology
  • Text-based instruction that includes classroom discourse focused on new vocabulary
  • Multiple exposures to key words and concepts in rich content-based contexts
  • Active student engagement, including using, listening for, and writing new words and concepts