Word Learning Strategies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: edies09c0013
Agency Tracking Number: edies09c0013
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Seward, Inc.
2200 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis MN, MN, 55404
Duns: 927570515
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Greg Sales
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 gsales@sewardinc.com
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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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.

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