Fostering the development of vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension through contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction

Nelson, J. R., & Stage, S. A.
The purpose of this study was to test the effects of vocabulary instruction, using words with multiple meanings (i.e., contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction), on the vocabulary and reading comprehension of students. Over a three-month period, the treatment group received language arts instruction embedded within contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction. Students in the control group received the standard language arts instruction (non-specific treatment).
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