Vocabulary Instruction

Sheri Berkeley, University of Georgia, and Tom Scruggs, George Mason University
Alert Issue 18, Spring 2010

It is important that students not only expand their vocabulary through indirect learning (such as reading), but also through direct, explicit instruction of vocabulary. Of course, it is not feasible to provide direct explicit instruction of every word that a student needs to know. For this reason, teachers need to target specific vocabulary words purposefully. This Alertaddresses a group of empirically-validated vocabulary practices that include mnemonics, fluency building practice, cognitive strategies, and computer assisted instruction.

Vocabulary Instruction - Alert Issue 18

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