The Effects of Frontloading and Chunking Vocabulary Instruction with Second Language Learners
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Type of Work30 pages
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ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this research study was to determine if students retained more vocabulary using the chunking method versus being taught with the frontloading method. In this study, vocabulary retention was measured using academic achievement on a vocabulary test. Measurement tools were a posttest developed by the researcher. The design of this study is a pre-experimental and consisted of two different classes from a middle school in Baltimore County, Maryland. Results of the study showed stronger vocabulary retention with students that received the chunking intervention. It would be beneficial to continue research in vocabulary retention with second language learners to explore more beneficial ways to improve student vocabulary.