Adi Bloom TES
4th August 2016 at 16:01
Dedicating more time to teaching children vocabulary doesn’t necessarily mean their vocabulary will improve, research suggests
The new study, conducted by Ann Arthur and Dawn Davis, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the US, found that there was no link between how much time pupils spent learning vocabulary and how much new vocabulary they learn.
The academics observed 278 pupils, between the ages of 4 and 9, in 56 classrooms in four US states. They provided four, 30-minute vocabulary-booster sessions to a third of the children. …
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