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Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

by William E. Nagy

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Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Grades K – 12
Type Book
Pages 42
Published November 1988
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

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Nagy, William. 1988. Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

 

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