William Van Cleave
Using Roots & Affixes to Build Vocabulary
and Advanced Word Decoding Skills
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
8:30 – 2:30
$95 – includes lunch
Key Learning Center at Carolina Day School welcomes William Van Cleave back to campus this fall for a Vocabulary and Advanced Word Decoding workshop.
In-Depth Details About the Seminar:
All too soon students are introduced to challenging vocabulary in the texts they read for school. Even with effective basic reading instruction, students are often unable to handle both the increased quantity of text and its complexity. An understanding of morphology, or the meaning parts that comprise words, is valuable for the development of vocabulary and word attack skills.
Most standards recognize the importance of morphology (or the study of roots and affixes to guide vocabulary instruction) as early as 2nd grade. Research also indicates that it should be conducted across all disciplines.
In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Van Cleave engages participants from all disciplines in a brief overview of vocabulary instruction in general and then moves into an exploration of the origins of our language and characteristics of the major languages of influence. With this valuable foundation in place, participants explore an introduction to morphology. They practice with each concept and learn tools useful for helping students analyze and understand unfamiliar words. In addition, they learn components of a good morphology lesson and how best to reinforce morphological awareness and knowledge in their students.
Community member registration: Registration fee paid at time of registration.