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LC Module: WordTech Connections

“The importance of direct vocabulary instruction cannot be overstated. Vocabulary provides essential background knowledge and is linked to academic achievement.” (Marzano, 2014)
“Research conducted in the past ten years reveals that vocabulary knowledge is the single most important factor contributing to reading comprehension.” (Laflamme, 1997 as stated perfectlearning.com, n.d.)
“Challenging and strategic games provide a forum for initiative and leadership, reasoning, and problem-solving and is a great way to memorize information. They make learners focus and concentrate, which are essential ingredients in developing creative thought.” (US Dept. of Human Services, 2013)

Achievement Points - The gears located on each module provide some research specifics why the strategy used in each module raises student achievement. You can click on the gear to read and click on the gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved. For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Resource Guide in the left hand column of this website.