Cracking the Vocabulary Nut Requires Rich, Interactive Instruction

Tuesday, March 28, 2017  7-8pm EST


BWTL 2nd EdEffective vocabulary instruction calls for providing students with a variety of encounters with words and interactive experiences in which students think about and use the words. The research base for effective vocabulary learning will be presented along with ample examples of interactions and ideas for the classroom. Discussion of how to select words for instruction will also be included.

Recommended Reading:

    • Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, 2nd Edition by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan
  • Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions & Extended Examples by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan

Margaret G. McKeown is a Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center and Clinical Professor in the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. McKeown’s work covers the areas of learning, instruction, and teacher professional development in vocabulary and reading comprehension. She is the co-developer, with Isabel Beck, of robust vocabulary instruction, and Questioning the Author, a discussion approach to comprehension instruction. Before her career in research, she taught reading and language arts in elementary school.