Day 4: Vocabulary: Word Level Comprehension
This day of training focuses on a systematic, engaging approach aimed at developing learners’ understandings of how words work and developing vocabulary knowledge through speaking, reading, and
writing. Educators will understand the importance of guiding students towards making discoveries about word relationships and generalizing their understandings in order to read, spell, and write more efficiently.
Assessments will be examined and criteria will be analyzed to determine vocabulary selection for instruction.
Day 5: Text Level Comprehension
Participants will examine factors that affect reading comprehension. Effective methods for teaching comprehension will be reviewed. Comprehension is a product of decoding and language comprehension. Participants will understand that weaknesses in comprehension cannot be addressed the until the weaknesses in the subskills of reading are identified and remediated.
Administrators are encouraged to attend with their teachers.