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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
Rollins, Karen F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The following study examined the difference in science vocabulary acquisition comparing computer-assisted learning and a traditional study review sheet. Fourth and fifth grade students from a suburban school in central Texas were randomly selected and randomly assigned to either experimental group or control group. Both groups were given a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Elementary School Students, Science Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Cobb, Whitney; Roundtree-Brown, Maura; McFadden, Lucy; Warner, Elizabeth – Science and Children, 2011
Real science means wrangling with peers over real ideas. Wouldn't it be thrilling to emulate a real life model of science in action in classrooms? How? By starting with a great, hands-on activity modeling an object in space that introduces both key vocabulary and science concepts with visuals to support retention and learning; encouraging…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Hands on Science