Words Their Way Classroom Webinars

 
10/30/2019 T is for Text, Technique, and Time
Join Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert as she offers strategies for improving students’ fluency, comprehension, and content knowledge. Using short reading passages, Dr. Hiebert will showcase how to limit unfamiliar vocabulary and promote fluent, meaningful, grade-level reading in just 15 minutes per day, using a technique that she calls the
11/14/2019 The How of Word Study: 10 Essential Elements of Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling
What are the ingredients of effective word study instruction? In this session, Dr. Donald Bear will present 10 essential elements of teaching phonics, vocabulary, and spelling, including ways to organize learning and encourage student interaction and self-reflection. Dr. Bear will also share routines, and activities for implementing word study in the classroom at each developmental spelling stage.
 
On-Demand A comprehensive approach to teaching Spanish phonics, spelling, and vocabulary
In this session, Professor Lori Helman will share a developmental approach to word study for students learning to read and write in Spanish. Join Dr. Helman to find out how the sounds of individual letters and syllables, the patterns of spelling, and the meaningful units of language in Spanish provide a roadmap to help students reach high levels as readers and writers. Many connections will be made to the Spanish word study program Palabras a su Paso Salon de Clases and how it helps teachers implement effective word study in their classrooms.
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.