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Making Vocabulary Connections: Powerful Strategies and Activities for Expanding Word Knowledge

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Making Vocabulary Connections: Power Strategies and Activities for Expanding Word Knowledge

Presented by Lynn Givens, M.Ed., Educational Consultant and Developer of Reading Intervention Program

Sponsored by Learning Ally

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In this edWebinar, learn how to choose and teach individual words most effectively, and how to help their students make connections between and among the words that they are learning. This type of instruction is valuable for all students, but it is critical for struggling readers who often have large gaps in word knowledge. This informative and practical presentation will show teachers how best to help their students learn new words and, more importantly, how to help them make connections between new and more familiar words. All students can be guided toward becoming word-conscious detectives through the techniques and strategies provided.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. 


Lynn GivensAbout the Presenter

Lynn Givens has been a teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator for over 40 years. She served as Director of Intervention at the Florida Center for Reading Research where she was involved in providing intervention training and professional development for teachers throughout Florida. Until recently, she taught undergraduate reading courses at Florida State University’s School of Teacher Education and facilitated practicums for teachers of struggling readers. As a staff member at Beacon Educator for the past 10 years, she has acted as instructor/facilitator for online teacher endorsement courses in reading. Trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, she spent eight years at the Schenck School in Atlanta, which provided her with a firm foundation in teaching students with dyslexia and other struggling readers. Her goal has always been to provide high-quality, explicit instruction to close the gaps for students who are having reading difficulties and to instruct teachers on how to do this as well. She is the developer of the Connect to Comprehension intervention program for struggling readers and of the Center for Literacy Learning, which provides essential professional development to all teachers.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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