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Word Learning Strategies

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91253
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
edies09c0013
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Seward, Inc.
2200 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404-2395
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Word Learning Strategies
Agency: ED
Contract: edies09c0013
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Research indicates that to be proficient readers, high school graduates need to know between 40,000 to 80,000 vocabulary words. Given that teachers and curricular materials cover only a fraction of these words, providing younger students ways to independently learn words is crucial. This project is developing a comprehensive teacher-led program to provide grade 4 and 5 students strategies for inferring the meanings of unknown words encountered while reading. The strategies include using context, word parts (compound words, inflectional suffixes, prefixes, derivational suffixes, and roots), glossaries, and dictionaries effectively.

Principal Investigator:

Greg Sales
gsales@sewardinc.com

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Seward, Inc.
2200 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis MN, MN 55404

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No