|Reading achievement requires students to have a strong vocabulary base.
To successfully comprehend text, children must understand that words carry meaning. A rich vocabulary is essential to successful reading comprehension. To succeed on the verbal portions of standardized tests, students must answer both vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Teachers in Grades K–3 have the opportunity to significantly improve students’ vocabulary. If effective vocabulary instruction is delivered during the early grades, children have the opportunity to build the vocabulary needed to comprehend text.
What is robust vocabulary?
* Hiebert, E.H., Brown, Z.A.,Taitague, C., Fisher, C., & Adler, M.A. (2004).Texts and English Language Learners: Scaffolding Entree to Reading.To appear in: F. Boyd, C. Brock, & M. Rozendal (Eds.), Multicultural and multilingual literacy and language practices. New York, NY. Guilford Publications, Inc.