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(p. 479) Understanding Words and Word Learning: Putting Research on Vocabulary into Classroom Practice 

(p. 479) Understanding Words and Word Learning: Putting Research on Vocabulary into Classroom Practice
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(p. 479) Understanding Words and Word Learning: Putting Research on Vocabulary into Classroom Practice
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William Nagy

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10.1093/med:psych/9780195325355.003.0017
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date: 13 April 2021

This chapter discusses research on vocabulary, understanding words, and word learning. It outlines what research tells us about effective instruction is organized interms of five key insights: Teachers need to understand that words are powerful,innumerable, complex, heterogeneous, and fascinating.

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