Vocabulary Is Comprehension

Spring of 2021 – We are excited to offer Vocabulary is Comprehension, a course taught by Ellen A. Thompson, for teachers of students in grades 3-8! A student’s ability to read depends largely on the size and quality of his or her vocabulary. However, despite that fact, vocabulary instruction has not evolved to the same degree as instruction in word recognition, comprehension, and other areas of literacy.  Participants will be guided by Vocabulary is Comprehension: Getting to the Root of Text Complexity written by Laura Robb.  We will delve into the use of effective instructional strategies to promote deeper understanding on the part of students. Participants will consider how to plan this instruction for both face-to-face and remote audiences. For more information and to register, click here.