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13. Strengthening vocabulary for adult learners

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin



Research show that it’s possible to develop adults’ vocabulary. If vocabulary is an issue in their being able to read, something can be done.

Over the next few screens we’ll look at what to focus on with adults who are reading at this entry-level or starting points.

Stages of knowing a word (Dale & O’Rourke, 1986)

Stage 1: Never saw it before

Stage 2: Seen it but don’t know what it means

Stage 3: Know the word has something to do with…

Stage 4: Know the word well



Next 14. Building vocabulary through oral language activities



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