Word Smarts: Using Morphology (Roots & Affixes) to Develop Vocabulary & Word Attack Skills
All too soon students are introduced to textbooks filled with longer, multisyllabic words. Even with effective basic phonics instruction, readers are often unable to handle both the increased quantity of text and its complexity. An understanding of morphology, or the meaning parts that comprise words, is valuable for the development of vocabulary and word attack skills. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Van Cleave first provides a framework for thinking about vocabulary and then provides a brief overview of the origins of our language and characteristics of the major languages of influence. He then guides participants through a variety of activities and lessons designed to help students develop morphemic awareness, vocabulary, and decoding skills. Participants practice with each concept and learn tools useful for helping students understand and decode unfamiliar words.
Please pre-order a copy of Everything You Want to Know & Exactly Where to Find It at http://www.wvced.com/everything-you-want-to-know-exactly-where-to-find-it/ or reserve your copy below at a special reduced price of $35, available at the seminar. If you already have it, bring it to the workshop.
Friday, July 29, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
6 ALTA CEUs
Where: NEUHAUS EDUCATION CENTER 4433 BISSONNET ST, BELLAIRE, TX 77401