Service Learning: Flooding Students with Vocabulary through Read Alouds

  • Holmes K
  • Thompson J
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Abstract In the spirit of the Steven Stahl 600 Book Kid Challenge, 90 preservice teachers engaged children in 36 read-aloud sessions for a vocabulary improvement service learning project. This article describes how the preservice teachers used narrative and informational books as a vehicle for rare-word vocabulary exposure for children ages 8?12.

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  • read alouds
  • service learning
  • vocabulary

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  • Kerry Holmes

  • Judith Thompson

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