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Gruhn, Sophie; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2020
We investigated pictorial versus contextual support effects over and above teaching of definitions on children's word learning and retention as well as the moderating role of reading comprehension. In a between-subject pre-post-retention test control group design, Dutch fourth graders learned concrete and abstract Dutch words. The context group…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Vocabulary Development
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Petersen-Brown, Shawna; Lundberg, Ashlee R.; Ray, Jannine E.; Dela Paz, Iwalani N.; Riss, Carrington L.; Panahon, Carlos J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
Spaced practice, or the distribution of practice opportunities across time, is a well-known and effective practice for improving retention. However, spaced practice is not effectively implemented in schools, perhaps as a result of a lack of educationally relevant research in the area. We conducted an educationally relevant investigation of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology)
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Altalhab, Sultan – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2018
This experimental study examines the role of oral and written repetition strategies in consolidating new vocabulary in the classroom context. The participants in this study were divided into three treatment groups: oral, written and oral+written. A pretest and three delayed post-tests given at one day, one week and six weeks intervals were…
Descriptors: Repetition, Oral Language, Written Language, Vocabulary Development
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Pan, Wen Fu – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
The objective of this study was to test whether the Kinect motion-sensing interactive system (KMIS) enhanced students' English vocabulary learning, while also comparing the system's effectiveness against a traditional computer-mouse interface. Both interfaces utilized an interactive game with a questioning strategy. One-hundred and twenty…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, English Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Ebubekir, Bozavli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
Mother tongue acquisition starts with words and grammar acquired spontaneously by means of communication, while at school foreign language learning takes place based on grammar. Vocabulary learning is very often neglected or rather it turns into an individual activity. The present study, which is considered to be unique on its own, is to reveal…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Phonetics, Lexicology, Native Language
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Swehla, Sarah E.; Burns, Matthew K.; Zaslofsky, Anne F.; Hall, Matthew S.; Varma, Sashank; Volpe, Robert J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2016
Incremental rehearsal (IR) is a highly effective intervention that uses high repetition and a high ratio of known to unknown items with linearly spaced known items between the new items. It has been hypothesized that narrowly spaced practice would result in quick learning, whereas items that are widely spaced would result in longer-term retention.…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Intervention, Grade 4, Elementary School Students
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Gallagher, Melissa A.; Anderson, Blythe E. – Reading Teacher, 2016
Vocabulary instruction is a key component of reading comprehension but is often not addressed sufficiently in classrooms. The authors worked with a team of fifth-grade teachers in professional development targeted to learning instructional strategies for developing students' vocabularies. In this article, the authors share two strategies that the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Teachers
Ghoneim, Nahed Mohammed Mahmoud; Elghotmy, Heba Elsayed Abdelsalam – Online Submission, 2016
Vocabulary has always been one of the significant issues that affect the English language learning and teaching. The current study aims to improve primary stage pupils' EFL vocabulary learning and retention skills through using mnemonics. Sixty four 6th grade primary school pupils were randomly assigned into experimental and control groups. The…
Descriptors: Mnemonics, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, Memory
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Graham, Lori; Graham, Anna; West, Courtney – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2015
This study was designed to demonstrate the effect of implementing multi-component vocabulary strategy instruction in fourth grade social studies. Curriculum was designed for a six-week period and was intended to actively engage students and reinforce retention of word meanings in isolation and in context. Teachers were randomly chosen for…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Grade 4, Social Studies, Curriculum Design