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Patti-

I love your method. Michele and I have also been discussing the method of 
assessment used to test those small number of words. The assessment must be 
generative rather than multiple choice if students are to actually acquire 
the words.

Michelle Andersen Francis
Academic Skills Center Coordinator
Western Nevada Community College
Carson City, NV
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From: "Patricia R Eney" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: vocabulary development


>   I have felt the same way for a long time, so I now give only ten  words 
> at a time, I get the words from their reading selections, and we  use 
> Michelle Simpson's ideas for making up exercises that test their 
> comprehension of the word to act as a review. Then, on each vocabulary 
> quiz, they are tested on the words of the week and are given several 
> review words from previous lessons as well. This helps them get the  words 
> in long term memory.
>
> This method seems to work well.
>
>   Patti
>
> Patricia R. Eney
> Learning Assistance Lecturer
> University of Wisconsin-Parkside
> 900 Wood Road
> Kenosha, WI 53141-2000
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