The Effects of Illustrations on a Context Method of Learning Reading Vocabulary for Fourth-Grade Students

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a context approach to learning reading vocabulary with the effectiveness of the context approach accompanied by illustrations. Subjects were 152 fourth graders from 19 reading classes in 8 elementary schools. Materials included illustrated and nonillustrated vocabulary cards, a researcher-made multiple-choice instrument, and a widely used achievement test, which was used to identify the subjects as good or poor readers. The researcher made instrument was administered as a pretest during the first week of the study. Forty-eight vocabulary words were taught during the second through fifth weeks. The instrument was ... continued below

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Nease, Charles August 1983.

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The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a context approach to learning reading vocabulary with the effectiveness of the context approach accompanied by illustrations. Subjects were 152 fourth graders from 19 reading classes in 8 elementary schools. Materials included illustrated and nonillustrated vocabulary cards, a researcher-made multiple-choice instrument, and a widely used achievement test, which was used to identify the subjects as good or poor readers. The researcher made instrument was administered as a pretest during the first week of the study. Forty-eight vocabulary words were taught during the second through fifth weeks. The instrument was given again as a posttest during week six and as a delayed posttest during week twelve. Results were analyzed with the analysis of covariance procedure.

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Nease, Charles. The Effects of Illustrations on a Context Method of Learning Reading Vocabulary for Fourth-Grade Students, dissertation, August 1983; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc332303/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .