Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach Although speech-language pathologists may understand the importance of vocabulary for oral language, listening, and reading comprehension and the need for vocabulary instruction, they may not have a clear rationale for selecting specific words to teach. The purpose of this article is to review different strategies for selecting vocabulary words for ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 2015
Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach
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  • Shelley Gray
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • Hui-Chun Yang
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
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Article   |   November 01, 2015
Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, November 2015, Vol. 22, 123-130. doi:10.1044/lle22.4.123
History: Received May 28, 2015 , Revised August 24, 2015 , Accepted August 24, 2015
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, November 2015, Vol. 22, 123-130. doi:10.1044/lle22.4.123
History: Received May 28, 2015; Revised August 24, 2015; Accepted August 24, 2015

Although speech-language pathologists may understand the importance of vocabulary for oral language, listening, and reading comprehension and the need for vocabulary instruction, they may not have a clear rationale for selecting specific words to teach. The purpose of this article is to review different strategies for selecting vocabulary words for direct instruction and to discuss the pros and cons of each strategy.

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