Chapter 7

CHAPTER 7     Acquiring Word Meanings

Focus Questions

  • What is the most important way children acquire new words? How should this information guide classroom practice?
  • What factors comprise an effective meaning vocabulary acquisition program?
  • What are the two types of meaning vocabulary instruction, and when should each be used?
  • What are guidelines for making vocabulary acquisition more accessible for English learners? For students with special needs?
  • What requirements do the Common Core State Standards include regarding vocabulary acquisition?

Key Concepts

Questions for Journal Writing & Discussion

Suggestions for Projects & Field Activities


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