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Sep 10, 2019
4:00 PM EST
SuccessMaker 12 Update Overview ›
See the latest updates to SuccessMaker! SuccessMaker offers truly adaptive learning so your students have a personalized path through the curriculum. Keep your students on track for success with a prescriptive analysis to help them achieve their targeted performance level. Join us in this webinar to learn more about the features that makes SuccessMaker great!
Sep 12, 2019
4:00 PM EST
iLit Update Overview ›
See the latest updates to iLit! iLit is a comprehensive intervention program that can improve student performance by two reading levels in a single year, when used with fidelity. Students find titles that interest them with iLit's digital library that includes over 3000 high-interest texts ranging in Lexile level from 0-2500. Join us in this webinar to learn all about the latest updates in iLit so you can inspire literacy for all of your students!
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On-Demand Author Webinar: Academic Vocabulary: Making it Accessible for Challenged Readers with Dr. Freddy Hiebert ›
The differences in the use of language in books and in conversations can make comprehension challenging for many students. For example, books have many more rare words than in typical conversations. Even common words (e.g., force, right) can take on unique meanings in content-area and literary texts. New insights into the vocabulary of text have resulted from digital analyses of tens of thousands of school texts. Join Dr. Freddy Hiebert, as she explores insights from this work that, when applied in classrooms, can help challenged readers understand how words work, while simultaneously supporting substantial growth in their vocabularies
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Integrated Word Study - Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi ›
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.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Transitional and Intermediate Learners - Exploring Single-Syllable to Multi-syllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Word Study with Emergent Bilinguals with Lori Helman ›
Many students speak one language at home and learn a new one at school, either as they participate in dual immersion programs or receive English learner support. These students are becoming bilingual and word study instruction can build on their capabilities in two languages. This session guides educators to tailor word study for students learning in a new language through techniques such as making connections across languages, identifying cross-linguistic challenges, and supporting students to use all of their linguistic resources.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: The Critical Role of Word Meaning in Word Study with Shane Templeton ›
There is a reciprocal relationship between sound and meaning in word study. As learners explore letter and sound patterns in phonics and spelling instruction, the role of meaning in supporting that instruction is critical across all developmental levels. Teachers will learn how to guide this exploration as they address polysemy (multiple meanings), homophones and homographs, and Latin and Greek word elements. Learners will reflect on the meaning of known words to support their explorations of new sound and spelling patterns, and their learning of spelling patterns in turn supports their learning of unknown words through generative vocabulary learning.
On-Demand Words Their Way Author Webinar Series: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction: Activities and Routines, K – 12 with Donald Bear ›
Explore word study activities and schedules. We’ll sort together across the developmental continuum to see how phonics, spelling, and vocabulary are integrated in instruction. Concept sorts and other practices to teach vocabulary are introduced. Classroom routines for teacher-guided small group, and independent learning are introduced. Spelling routines are considered as part of word study to teach both phonics and vocabulary, a reconceptualization of how and why we teach spelling. Instructional practices with English learners are presented throughout.
On-Demand Daily Podcasts and Public Radio in the ELA Classroom ›
The myPerspectives English language arts program comes with a FREE subscription to Listenwise. Connect literacy students to real-world issues and build content knowledge across multiple disciplines.
On-Demand National iLit: From Practice to the Big Game: The Design Behind Gradual Release of Responsibility ›
Research-based strategies that pull our struggling students and ELLs up to grade level and put them on the path to success.
On-Demand National iLit: Inspiring Literacy in 46 Languages ›
Learn how to move ELL students from emerging, to expanding, all the way to proficient.
On-Demand MyPerspectives for California: MyPerspectives and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor in the Classroom ›
Learn how MyPerspectives lends itself to increasing rigor in the classroom by incorporating Webb's Depth of Knowledge.