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Building Vocabulary Through Morphology: Greek and Latin Word Roots and More
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Timothy Rasinski, Professor Emeritus of Literacy Education, Kent State University, and Author
Sponsored by Teacher Created Materials
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Proficiency with words is critical to reading success at every grade level. Students who struggle in reading and other content areas do so because of difficulty in understanding the meaning of key vocabulary.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Timothy Rasinski presents effective and engaging methods for helping students learn to understand the meaning of words and also to take delight in words. Do you believe people have the ability to see patterns in their environments? Do you like word games? Is vocabulary learning all Greek to you? Then this session is for you! Viewers:
- Learn about the importance of linguistic patterns in learning to read, decode, and build vocabulary
- Learn about the importance of morphemic instruction for building vocabulary
- Understand the importance of vocabulary in content/subject area learning
- Expand students’ vocabulary through the study of synonyms and vocabulary ladders
- Learn about the importance of figurative language for comprehension
This recorded edWebinar benefits K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D. is the author of numerous best-selling books, articles, and curriculum programs on literacy education. He is Professor Emeritus, Literacy Education, at Kent State University where he previously directed the university’s award-winning reading clinic (Camp Read-A-Lot). A former elementary and middle school classroom teacher and reading specialist, Dr. Rasinski is well known for his work on word study and reading fluency.
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