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Do you think that most traditional vocabulary programs are ineffective? Why or why not?

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This posting discusses traditional vocabulary programs and their effectiveness.

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Vocabulary, as you know is the very foundation to literacy. As well, it is one of the most challenging lessons for a teacher to provide because it is so vitally important. Unfortunately, most vocabulary lessons do tend to be ineffective just because of the repetitive work involved and the unchallenging way that students derive the answer. For example, most vocabulary lessons begin with a word list in which students have to look up ...

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