Date of Award
Graduate Field Experience
Master Of Arts In Language And Literacy
Colleges & School
College Of Education And Leadership
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Vocabulary--Study and teaching; Reading comprehension; Reading comprehension--Study and teaching
This study examined the effectiveness of using the Six Step Vocabulary Program developed by Marzano and Pickering (2004) to improve the comprehension of an expository text by sixth grade social studies students. Specifically, comprehension levels of a class of students were compared during two units of study, the Rome unit and the Middle Ages unit. During the Rome unit, students participated in Marzano and Pickering's Six Step Vocabulary Program. During the Middle Ages unit, no intervention was implemented. Comparisons of pre-test and post-test scores determined the comprehension levels attained by students during each of the units. They were all enrolled in the same social studies class in an intermediate school in a suburb of a large Wisconsin city. This strategy was most effective for students with high reading levels, but did not benefit all participating students.
Szukalla, Christine, "The Effects of Explicit Vocabulary Instruction on Comprehension of Expository Text in a Sixth Grade Social Studies Class" (2014). Master's Theses, Capstones, and Projects. 337.