Using E-Books to Acquire Foundational Academic Vocabulary
Intervention in School and Clinic
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Secondary students identified as English language learners or with learning disabilities present diverse vocabulary and academic challenges related to their exceptional language needs. Limited academic vocabulary may hinder students in accessing academic content and serve as a barrier to achievement. The literature has documented the use of multimedia-delivered instruction as a support in the development of content area academic vocabulary. One such tool, electronic books (i.e., e-books), can be an effective multimedia resource used to supplement standards-based instruction and preteach content area vocabulary specifically designed for students with exceptional language needs. This article describes methods for analyzing content standards and developing differentiated e-books to preteach academic vocabulary to support students with exceptional language needs in acquiring foundational academic vocabulary. The selection and use of specific tools based on students’ academic and linguistic needs will also be illustrated. © 2017, © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2017.
Love, M. L.,
Spies, T. G.,
Morgan, J. J.
Using E-Books to Acquire Foundational Academic Vocabulary.
Intervention in School and Clinic, 53(2),