The Effect of Semantic Mapping on the Vocabulary Acquisition of Intermediate Elementary Age Students
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Type of Work39 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Language acquisition -- Research.
Semantics -- Research.
Education, Elementary -- Research.
Education -- Research papers (Graduate)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether semantic mapping would positively affect the vocabulary acquisition of intermediate level elementary school students. The measurement tools were the Open Court Reading Diagnostic and a teacher rating scale. This study involved the use of a pretest/posttest design to compare data. Achievement gains were statistically significant. Research in the area of vocabulary acquisition should continue based on the need for effective vocabulary instruction.