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The Importance Of Teaching Vocabulary: The Whys And Hows, Ashley G. Cummings, Rebekah E. Piper, Ramona T. Pittman Jun 2018

The Importance Of Teaching Vocabulary: The Whys And Hows, Ashley G. Cummings, Rebekah E. Piper, Ramona T. Pittman

Reading Faculty Publications

This article focuses on providing teachers with the whys and hows to implement tier-two vocabulary instruction in PK-12 grade classrooms. The article examines what is meant by tier-two vocabulary words and the need for increased vocabulary instruction to gain word knowledge. It also offers teachers applicable texts and activities to be used when they become teachers and ways to incorporate a school-to-home connection in support of students' learning of new vocabulary words. The texts and activities are divided into three grade levels: K-2, 3-5, and 6-12. In addition, the article is divided into two sections which outlines the whys and ...


Tommy Swings, Tasha A. Vice Apr 2018

Tommy Swings, Tasha A. Vice

Reading Faculty Publications

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The Effects Of Two Computer-Based Reading Software Programs On Student Reading Performance, Ramona T. Pittman, Vanessa Zamora Jan 2018

The Effects Of Two Computer-Based Reading Software Programs On Student Reading Performance, Ramona T. Pittman, Vanessa Zamora

Reading Faculty Publications

Reading below grade level at the elementary level continues to be an ongoing nationwide trend in many schools. With an increasing amount of struggling readers and the rising use of educational technology, it is important for school systems to understand the effectiveness of various types of available technology applications to support student reading performance among struggling readers. With this in mind, school systems must know how to determine which technology applications are more effective for increasing student performance with reading. This study focused on two computer-based reading software programs that claim to aid in improving student reading performance, ABCmouse and ...