Fun with Vocabulary

admin 0 Comments November 22, 2018

While the work will be great, the fun we have will be even greater! You will spend three contact hours with our best trainers as they share their best practices for a practical classroom. Your passion and enthusiasm for education will be reignited!  Once again you will be treated and feel like the professional educator that you are! 
Teachers will take back a full unit of lesson plans for their grade level and selected domains that they will create based on the strategies of study during this module. 

In this three hour workshop, participants will learn how to engage students in strategies for building vocabulary. Strategies in this module include a whole lot of movement and a whole lot of fun. Participants will learn how to get students engaged by scaffolding vocabulary activities they can quickly take back to the classroom with little to no prep!

Be ready to get up and moving as you get at least five new strategies to take back to your classroom! Learn how to facilitate multiple exposures to vocabulary all throughout a unit of study. Also be prepared to learned about the three Tiers of Vocabulary!

These are comments left by some of our previous participants:
  • “Awesome training!” -Maura Cost, Colfax Elementary, Guilford County Schools
  • “Great information. Well presented & have my vocabulary plans for the week. Thank you!” -Susie Hudson, Mooresville Middle School, Mooresville Graded School District
  • “Thank you so much! Was already sharing with teacher friends about the wonderful experience not even an hour after leaving!! Can’t wait to share with my kiddos!!” – Jennifer Cassidy, Jefferson Elementary, Guilford County Schools

“A more general way to help students develop vocabulary is by fostering word consciousness, an awareness of and interest in words. Word consciousness is not an isolated component of vocabulary instruction; it needs to be taken into account each and every day (Scott and Nagy, 2004). It can be developed at all times and in several ways: through encouraging adept diction, through word play, and through research on word origins or histories. According to Graves (2000), “If we can get students interested in playing with words and language, then we are at least halfway to the goal of creating the sort of word-conscious students who will make words a lifetime interest.””~ Reading Rockets

Resource: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/teaching-vocabulary

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