The Inside Track
What Is Most Important to Know About Vocabulary?
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2012
© 2012 International Reading Association
The Reading Teacher
Volume 65, Issue 6, pages 360–366, March 2012
How to Cite
Kucan, L. (2012), What Is Most Important to Know About Vocabulary?. The Reading Teacher, 65: 360–366. doi: 10.1002/TRTR.01054
- Issue published online: 2 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 2 MAR 2012
This article makes use of Perfetti's Lexical Quality Hypothesis as a perspective for thinking about vocabulary instruction in terms of semantics (meaning), phonology (pronunciation), orthography (spelling), morphology (meaningful word parts), and syntax (how words function in sentences). Examples are presented of how these aspects of vocabulary instruction can be addressed in lessons related to reading, decoding, spelling, and grammar.