Date of Award
Project (696 or 796 registration)
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction
Academic Vocabulary Instruction Mathematics
The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of vocabulary theorist R.J. Marzano’s Six Step Process when teaching academic vocabulary words in mathematics. Academic Vocabulary is defined as vocabulary that is specific to the content being taught in the classroom in order for the students to be successful. Fifteen, third grade students (nine girls, six boys) in an inclusive classroom participated in the action research study. The effectiveness of Marzano’s Six Step Process to teaching mathematical academic vocabulary instruction was measured with biweekly pre and post assessments of word definitions and content usage. The assessments were used to measure the students’ understanding of the academic mathematic vocabulary words selected. From the findings, it was concluded that students did benefit from R.J. Marzano’s Six Step Process to academic vocabulary instruction and demonstrated greater understanding of mathematical academic vocabulary words through assessments.
Schramm, Robyn D., "Delivery of Academic Vocabulary in Third Grade Mathematics Instruction" (2019). Dissertations, Theses, and Projects. 194.