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Incidental vocabulary acquisition from stories: Second and fourth graders learn more from listening than reading

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Suggate, Sebastian ; Lenhard, W. ; Neudecker, E. ; Schneider, Wolfgang
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Both reading and language experiences contribute to vocabulary development, but questions remain as to what effect each has and when. This article investigates the effects that reading, telling and sharing a story have on vocabulary acquisition. Children (N = 37) were told nine stories in a randomized, single-blind and counterbalanced 2 × 3 mixed design. The between-subjects variable was grade (2 ...


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