This case study focused on the design and implementation of a third-grade vocabulary-enhanced reading intervention for below grade–level readers. The activities aimed to simultaneously engage students in tending to phonological, orthographic, syntactical, and semantic elements of new vocabulary words while also taking into account the vital role that collaboration and social interaction play in student learning. Descriptive statistics were integrated with qualitative methods focusing on language use in order to paint a complete portrait of students’ and teachers’ experiences with revised instructional practices. Findings suggest vocabulary instruction in an intervention setting can encourage student collaboration and social interaction while providing opportunities for students to tend to multiple aspects of new vocabulary words.
Kardane, D. (2021). "Are We Excavating Today?" A Portrait of Vocabulary-Enhanced Intervention Practices. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 60 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol60/iss1/2