Teacher Perceptions of Define-Example-Ask Vocabulary Routines for Elementary Students
Keywords: vocabulary instruction, teacher efficacy, Wonders K-5 Curriculum
AbstractVocabulary is a set of familiar words within a person's language. Typically developed with students’ exposure and age, the focused instructional routine of Define, Example, Ask (DEA) is used for Wonders K-5 Curriculum from McGraw Hill. This routine serves as a fundamental tool for acquiring knowledge through vocabulary in real-life methods. This article assesses teacher efficacy and perceptions of the DEA routine in year one of curriculum resource implementation with data collected from grade-level focus groups in fall 2018. The research question focuses on teacher efficacy in implementing the DEA routine.
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