Document Type

Research Project



Secondary Education

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This research project was conducted among 96 sophomore students whom attended a suburban high school (made up of roughly 2,000 students). It is important to understand how students' best learn vocabulary because it allows teachers to discuss new words most effectively. Purpose of this project is to maximize the potential for high school students to learn new vocabulary. The data that I collected showed that teaching students new vocabulary words with pictures made a substantial difference in the way they were able to recall the words' definitions. The success rate of each word increases dramatically when context clues are added and increased further with the inclusion of pictures.

Research Question(s)

Will introducing new vocabulary words in their context or with pictures increase 10th grade students’ ability to determine the meaning of given words?

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