What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction
The Place of Word Consciousness in a Research-Based Vocabulary Program
Michael F. Graves
Susan M. Watts-Taffe
Acquisition of a rich vocabulary can facilitate students' reading comprehension and lead to improved academic achievement and out-of-school success. The authors make a case for the importance of word consciousness—awareness of and interest in words and their meansing—in vocabulary development, and provide numerous suggestions for teaching strategies to foster it and resulting vocabulary growth with children of all ages.
Graves, M.F., & Watts-Taffe, S.M. (2002).
The Place of Word Consciousness in a Research-Based Vocabulary Program.
In A.E. Farstrup, & S. Samuels (Eds.), What Research Has to Say About Reading Instruction (pp. 140-165). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.