Effective instruction in spelling, phonics, vocabulary, and grammar are the most challenging areas for K-5 ELA teachers to gain traction with their students. There’s confusion about effective practices, how to organically integrate word study, vocabulary and grammar into reading and writing instruction, as well as how to design or select the best resources and programs for this work.

This webinar series features hour-long sessions with experts and practitioners in the field who will provide direction for K-5 educators on how to gain instructional traction in word study, and vocabulary, that will affect student achievement. The questions addressed across the series include:

  • How can teachers facilitate the transfer of skills learned in word study to reading and writing?
  • How do teachers decide on what high frequency words to teach and how to teach them?
  • How do teachers decide what vocabulary words to teach and how to teach them?

Registration

SERIES SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:15-5:15 p.m. EST
Dr. Dianna Townsend, University of Nevada – Reno
Developing Vocabulary Across the Grades and Content Areas

Recording , Slides and Transcript

Thursday, December 7, 2017  4:15-5:15 p.m. EST
Dr. Dianna Townsend, University of Nevada – Reno
Vocabulary

Tuesday, February 13, 2018  4:15-5:15 p.m. EST
Dr. Laura Tortorelli, Michigan State University
Phonemic Awareness

Thursday, March 15, 2018  4:15-5:15 p.m. EST
Dr. Laura Tortorelli, Michigan State University
Phonemic Awareness

 

 

Access the Oakland Schools Literacy Webinar Archive webpage to view recordings, slides and resources from previous years.