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Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
An action research study on reading comprehension at the third grade level.
# 99914 | 3,331 words | 17 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 06, 2007 in Language (General) , Education (Reading) , Education (Theory)


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Description:

In this paper, the writer researches the subject of reading comprehension at the third grade level. The particular issue of vocabulary has been selected to further focus this study. The writer notes that students at the third grade level appear to lag in their acquisition of vocabulary, which affects their reading comprehension at this level. The writer points out that due to the varied perspectives on teaching vocabulary, it would appear that a varied approach is needed in teaching vocabulary in terms of reading comprehension. The writer maintains that context, symbols and media all have a place in teaching vocabulary, although none of these things should take precedence over the others. The paper also includes appendix, definitions and additional sources.

Outline:
Problem Statement
Proof of the Problem
Chart #1a Vocabulary
Chart#1b Word Use
Chart #1c
Word Use
Chart #1d
Reading Comprehension

Goals and Objectives
Setting
School Community
Role of the Writer
Problem Rationale

From the Paper:

"Although this drop in proficiency is not as dramatic as noted across the state of Georgia, this drop should be taken as a suggestion that a problem may exist with student comprehension of the material being taught. It is interesting to note, however, that while the percentage of students meeting or exceeding the AYP requirements dropped, the percentage of students showing advanced proficiency actually increased. However, the total of 81.1% of students meeting or exceeding the AYP requirements is one that suggests that our students do not receive adequate Reading instruction. A goal of 100% reading proficiency does not seem unreasonable, if Magnolia Elementary School is going to prepare students to be competent individuals entering the business world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Albany (GA) Chamber of Commerce. (n. d.). About Albana: Work. Retrieved 18 October 2006 from http://www.albanyga.com/chamber/work.htm
  • Baumann, J. F., Kame'enui, E. J. (2004). Vocabulary instruction: Research to practice (Solving problems In teaching Of literacy). NY: Guillford Press.
  • Bromley, K. D. (2002). Stretching students' vocabulary (Teaching Strategies). NY: Scholastic.
  • Coiro, J. (2003). Reading comprehension on the Internet: Expanding our understanding of reading comprehension to encompass new literacies. The Reading Teacher, 56. Retrieved 21 October 2006 from http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&se=gglsc&d=5000631486
  • Cox, K. (2005). Testing Brief: Spring 2005 Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Georgia Department of Education. Retrieved 18 October 2006 from http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/DMGetDocument.aspx/Shirley%20Testing%20Brief%20CRCT%20Spring%202005.doc?p=4BE1EECF99CD364EA5554055463F1FBB77B0B70FECF5942E12E123FE4810FFF53501CAAE8CB82838D925FDFC3DBAFDA3&Type=D

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