The Importance of Teaching Vocabulary Nelson & Stage (2007) in their discussion concerning vocabulary states, “Vocabulary knowledge plays a critical role in people’s lives and future possibilities. In fact, it is clear that a large and rich vocabulary is the hallmark of an educated individual” (p. 1). The importance of teaching vocabulary in elementary grades can be seen in the statement by Nelson and Stage as they state the importance of a rich vocabulary affects the lives of students and their possible future. The importance and significance of vocabulary instruction is correlated to vocabulary knowledge and affects overall academic achievement. Helping elementary students to understand word meanings and to face new encounters with...The end:
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