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Strengthening Phonics and Vocabulary with Word Study

Monday, April 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Strengthening Phonics and Vocabulary with Word Study

Presented by Donald Bear, Professor Emeritus and Literacy Center Director, Iowa State University and University of Nevada, Reno

Sponsored by Savvas Learning Company

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Phonics and vocabulary are essential skills that all young students must master in order to become strong, automatic readers and writers. Word study is a powerful approach that leverages explicit, integrated instruction in phonics, spelling, and vocabulary to build students’ word knowledge. Best of all, word study leverages fun, interactive activities like word sorts to keep students engaged as they build these key literacy skills.

Watch award-winning author, professor, and literacy expert Donald Bear as he shares best practices for implementing word study in your elementary classrooms. From tips on grouping students and differentiating instruction to hands-on activities that will get kids excited about learning, Donald provides practical, real-world advice for strengthening students’ phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Viewers come away with a clear understanding of what word study is and how to best leverage it in their K-5 classrooms. All viewers receive free, ready-to-use word study resources.

All educators with an interest in elementary literacy—especially K-5 classroom teachers, reading coaches, literacy leaders, instructional leaders, special educators, and speech-language pathologists—are encouraged to view this edWebinar.

Donald BearAbout the Presenter

Donald Bear is Professor Emeritus in Literacy Studies at Iowa State and at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he directed literacy centers and taught at all levels. A former classroom teacher, Donald is a co-author of numerous articles, chapters, and 17 books, including Word Study for Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary Instruction and Words Their Way. His research explores the synchrony of literacy development from beginning concept of word in pre-kindergarten to how morphology underlies academic vocabulary learning. He has received multiple awards for teaching and service and has served on boards and advisory groups for professional organizations.

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Monday, April 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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