Literacy Webinars

Ideas, information, and tips for educators! Explore our free educator webinars and sign up for live sessions or watch now on-demand.

Browse our product solutions

 
 

‹ Back to full listing

Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Integrated Word Study - Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi

October 31, 2018 01:00 PM MST - October 31, 2018 02:00 PM MST

There are three reasons for adopting a word study approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a language arts program: (1) Word study provides the link to  integrate and apply word-level skills within the context of reading and writing; (2) word study builds on the fundamental cognitive learning process of  focusing on comparing and contrasting and brings this process to  conscious attention; and (3) word study is hands-on, student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and fun. Word-conscious teachers link word study to reading and writing, provide a flexible sequence of instruction that includes instruction in grammar, text analysis, and writing; and provide hands-on, repeated practice with words and ideas. Word study makes explicit how spelling patterns and word structures reflect meaning and use.

View Recording