A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Research-Based Instruction in Reading
Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
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How Vocabulary is Learned
- Indirectly. Children learn the meanings of most words indirectly, through everyday experiences with oral and written language--e.g., through conversations with adults, through being read to, and through reading extensively on their own.
- Directly. Children learn vocabulary directly when they are explicitly taught both individual words and word-learning strategies.