Abstract

The focus of this thesis was to develop vocabulary materials to supplement those already in use for emergent literate Burundian refugees preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test. These learners study in conjunction with the International Rescue Committee in Salt Lake City, Utah, and with volunteer tutors who help them study. The flashcards and supporting activities were designed to better enable tutors to teach learners highly-dense vocabulary items, as well as to provide vocabulary scaffolding support for both learners and tutors and to increase depth of vocabulary knowledge with the target vocabulary. The U.S. Citizenship Test Vocabulary Flashcards and Vocabulary Support booklet were the products of a frequency-based vocabulary analysis to provide content-focused vocabulary instruction. This thesis details the steps and rationale of the process used to create these materials.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; Linguistics and English Language

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Date Submitted

2013-12-20

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd6725

Keywords

Vocabulary, ESL, Emergent Literate Learners, Flashcards, Frequency, Refugees

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