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Title: Intervention Report Word Generation: English Language Learners
Description: This What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report summarizes the research on the effectiveness of Word Generation for English learners. Word Generation is a supplemental program that aims to improve studentsí reading comprehension by building studentsí vocabulary, academic language, and perspective-taking skills through classroom discussion and debate. Word Generation consists of a series of interdisciplinary units with daily lessons focused on a high-interest topic to increase student engagement. Based on the research, the WWC found that implementing Word Generation may result in little or no change in the reading comprehension or English language proficiency of English learners in grades 4-7.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2020
Web Release: April 9, 2020
Print Release:
Publication #: WWC 2020010
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Jonathan Jacobson.