Storybooks for fourth-grade students   to promote vocabulary growth                      Presenter: Jessica Wu            ...
Contents  IntroductionLiterature review Methodology                    2
I nt r oduc ti onBa c k g r o u n d                     3
Background• The vocabulary growth occurring in  elementary school children is substantial and  significant and has receive...
Background• Reading a storybook to young children is  regarded as an important activity that  supports literacy developmen...
Li t e r a t ur eRe v i e wa   . The de f i ni t i ono   f s t or y book sb   . Voc a bul a r yg   r o wt hc   . Pur pos e...
The definition of storybooks• The picture story books as “the books  including pictures partially or wholly and  adopted a...
The definition of storybooks• The stories have attractive characters with  whom children readily identify, stories having ...
Vocabulary growth• Indeed most research and comprehensive  reviews of such research suggest that  storybook reading makes ...
Vocabulary growth• The substantial evidence that storybook  reading, including some related to dialogic  reading, is helpf...
Multimedia Learning Theory                  (Mayer, 2001)   11
Purpose of the study• to explore if the teachers use of English  storybooks can improve students’ reading  ability        ...
Research Question• How can teachers’ use of English storybooks  improve fourth-grade of elementary school  students readin...
Me t h o d o l ogya   .P   a r t   i    c    i   p a n t sb   . Pr    o   c    e    d u r ec   . I n   s   t    r    u me ...
Participants                25 English language learning               (ELL) the fourth-grade students                   T...
Procedure                           English                  Post-test    Pre-test                        reading class• S...
Instrument• Saxoncourt test for Young Learners of English  (Style) ─ Level 1 (200 words)• Test score ─ 90 I. Reading Secti...
Instrument                                   Lesson planStory teller       Chia- Ying Wu         Date    2013. 9Story     ...
Statistical AnalysisHow can teachers’ use of English storybooksimprove fifth-grade of elementary school studentsreading ab...
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  1. 1. Storybooks for fourth-grade students to promote vocabulary growth Presenter: Jessica Wu Instructor: Dr. Pi-Ying Hsu Date: January 7, 2013
  2. 2. Contents IntroductionLiterature review Methodology 2
  3. 3. I nt r oduc ti onBa c k g r o u n d 3
  4. 4. Background• The vocabulary growth occurring in elementary school children is substantial and significant and has received attention. (Anderson & Freebody, 1981; and Becker, 1977) 4
  5. 5. Background• Reading a storybook to young children is regarded as an important activity that supports literacy development. (Bus, Van Ijzendoorn, & Pellegrini, 1995) 5
  6. 6. Li t e r a t ur eRe v i e wa . The de f i ni t i ono f s t or y book sb . Voc a bul a r yg r o wt hc . Pur pos e of t hes t udyd . Re s e a r c hq ue s t i on 6
  7. 7. The definition of storybooks• The picture story books as “the books including pictures partially or wholly and adopted according to the needs and interests of young children”. (Glossary, 1943) 7
  8. 8. The definition of storybooks• The stories have attractive characters with whom children readily identify, stories having humor, and stories with a high action plot all help children attend to the text. (Elley, 1989) 8
  9. 9. Vocabulary growth• Indeed most research and comprehensive reviews of such research suggest that storybook reading makes significant contributions to vocabulary development in young children. (Biemiller & Boote, 2006) 9
  10. 10. Vocabulary growth• The substantial evidence that storybook reading, including some related to dialogic reading, is helpful to vocabulary development prompts thinking about the best way to use books to teach vocabulary. (Whitehurst et al., 1994) 10
  11. 11. Multimedia Learning Theory (Mayer, 2001) 11
  12. 12. Purpose of the study• to explore if the teachers use of English storybooks can improve students’ reading ability 12
  13. 13. Research Question• How can teachers’ use of English storybooks improve fourth-grade of elementary school students reading ability? 13
  14. 14. Me t h o d o l ogya .P a r t i c i p a n t sb . Pr o c e d u r ec . I n s t r u me n td . St a t i s t i c a la n a l y s i s 14
  15. 15. Participants 25 English language learning (ELL) the fourth-grade students The elementary school is in the remote area in Taichung 15
  16. 16. Procedure English Post-test Pre-test reading class• Saxoncourt test for • Saxoncourt test for •The class met one Young Learners of Young Learners of time each week for English Level 1 English Level 1 the duration of 50 (Style) (Style) minutes.• Time: September, • Time: December, •Time: 3 months 2013 2013 •HESS – Story Fun 16
  17. 17. Instrument• Saxoncourt test for Young Learners of English (Style) ─ Level 1 (200 words)• Test score ─ 90 I. Reading Section B. Make the sentences right (V) or wrong (X). (30 points) A. Choose the correctto the question. (30 points) C. Match the answer picture. (30 points) 1. I have two rabbits. ( floor. A. __1. The bear is on the ) 1. What time is it? A. I’m 9. 2. It is green plane.on the desk. __2. Two pens are ( ) 2. How old are you? B. It’s 5:30. 1. _____ 2. _____ 17
  18. 18. Instrument Lesson planStory teller Chia- Ying Wu Date 2013. 9Story Story topic Grade Fourth gradeVocabulary 6-12 vocabulariesSentence pattern 2~3 sentencesProcedure activity Time Teaching aidsWarm-up Review 5 ppt, flash cardsPresentation Reading story 25 ppt, storybooksPractice Sentences 10 pptReview Review vocabulary 5 Flash cardsDiscussion Discuss the story 5 18
  19. 19. Statistical AnalysisHow can teachers’ use of English storybooksimprove fifth-grade of elementary school studentsreading ability? ANOVA/T-test 19
  20. 20. Thanks for listening. 20
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