Thursday, September 29, 2011


Question: What is the best method for developing vocabulary skills?

Answer: The author suggests that no one textbook does the complete job. Suggests using lessons from multiple texts and from the Internet.

Quote: Effective use of context—arguably the predominant means of vocabulary development for most of our students and termed one of ‘the most valuable kinds of knowledge on can have’…is a skill that deserves every possible effort toward this goal.” Pp. 480-481.

Title: “Improving Materials for Teaching Context Skills.” CD Slawson. Journal of Reading (March 1991), 456-461.

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