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word consciousness

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Cindy Boles

 

Word Consciousness

 

Word consciousness describes a child's interest in gathering new words and using them in their oral and written language.

 

Scott and Nagy believe that teachers should consider word consciousness across the curriculum and not treat it as an isolated part of vocabulary instruction. This can be done through a word-rich classroom. This style of classroom is filled with all sorts of word resources, such as dictionaries, thesauruses, word walls, word games, literature, poetry books, and word-play books. It is a place that promotes word consciousness (Diamond, L., Gutlohn, L., 2006).

 


References

 

Barger, J. (2006). Building word consciousness. The Reading Teacher. 60(3), 279-281.

 

Diamond, L., Gutlohn, L. (2006). Vocabulary Handbook. Retrieved January 29, 2007 from: http://www.corelearn.com/PDFS/Books/CORE_VocabHandbk%20Ch%203%20What%20Excerpt.pdf


External Link

 

Word Consciousness: Website with learning strategies for word consciousness.

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