Abstract

This project resulted in the creation of a prototype for a new book series entitled Instructional Readers that will be linguistically engineered to assist English-language learners in acquiring academic and content-based vocabulary in the sciences. The development of the prototype represented a process of trial and error, with decisions firmly grounded in extensive research concerning linguistic features that assist vocabulary growth while reading. The end result, the prototype entitled Cellular Transport, reflects the author's best attempt to combine these features. The project write-up details the steps used in writing the prototype to aid in the creation of similar instructional readers in the future.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Linguistics and English Language

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Date Submitted

2010-04-13

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3536

Keywords

Vocabulary, ESL, Graded Readers, Leveled Readers, Frequency

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