The Impact of Graphic Organizers on the Vocabulary Attainment of Intermediate Spanish Students


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The purpose of this study was to determine whether graphic organizers would have an impact on the vocabulary attainment of intermediate Spanish students. The measurement tool (see Appendix) was an eight question-matching quiz that was created by the researcher and their mentor teacher in order to assess the students’ vocabulary attainment. This study involved the use of a pretest/posttest in order to compare the data from the beginning to the end of implementation. With the use of the graphic organizers as well as repetition, the intermediate students were able to improve their vocabulary knowledge. The students answered more than half of the eight questions correctly on the posttest. World Language teachers must continue using graphic organizers to help improve vocabulary attainment, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.