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de Leeuw, Linda; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
Incidental word learning is influenced by context, task, and reader characteristics. The present study aimed to determine the contribution and interactions of these factors for fifth-grade students. The focus was on contextual differences: words' meanings are inferred from local or global contexts. This effect was tested as a function of task: gap…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Damhuis, Carmen M. P.; Segers, Eliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2014
We investigated the sustained effects of explicit versus implicit instruction on the breadth and depth of children's vocabularies, while taking their general vocabulary and verbal short-term memory into account. Two experimental groups with 12 and 15 kindergarten children respectively learned two sets of 17 words counterbalanced to be taught first…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Experimental Groups