The Critical Role of Vocabulary Development for English Language Learners
Volume: 20, Issue: 1, Pages: 50 - 57
Published: Feb 1, 2005
English language learners (ELLs) who experience slow vocabulary development are less able to comprehend text at grade level than their English-only peers. Such students are likely to perform poorly on assessments in these areas and are at risk of being diagnosed as learning disabled. In this article, we review the research on methods to develop the vocabulary knowledge of ELLs and present lessons learned from the research concerning effective...