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Best Practices for Vocabulary Instruction in the Middle School Classroom

Begins 05/22/2007

This workshop will expand participants? understanding of vocabulary development and instructional techniques that are effective in helping students in grades six through eight expand their vocabularies. Participants will learn how to assess students? vocabulary knowledge and select words from a text that are most useful for instruction, including those with high-frequency Greek and Latin word parts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore online resources for vocabulary development and assess their own current vocabulary teaching strategies. This workshop is designed to help teachers and other educators learn new ways to extend the vocabularies of middle school students.