Word Learning Strategies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
edies09c0013
Award Id:
91253
Agency Tracking Number:
edies09c0013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2200 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis MN, MN, 55404
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
927570515
Principal Investigator:
GregSales
() -
gsales@sewardinc.com
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
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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