Context Clue Instructional Strategy: An Innovative Pedagogy For English Language Vocabulary Acquisition In Childhood Education

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Magdalene Ogbemudia & Victor Alasa


Vocabulary acquisition is the core component of language proficiency, and one element that links the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing together. Lack of a rich vocabulary keeps many pupils from making academic progress and creates a limit in their communication ability. The quest for an innovative and effective vocabulary teaching method in foundation classes such as early childhood and primary schools have been an uttermost concern for literacy teachers, and English Language teachers in general. Therefore, this paper examined the effectiveness of an innovative instructional method of teaching vocabulary called context clue instructional strategy as a tool in the hands of literacy teachers in childhood education.

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