The Core Vocabulary of English as an Exemplar of Language Instruction
A relatively small portion of the lexicon in any language accounts for the majority of words in written language. This core vocabulary of a written language includes but is much more than the fundamental function words that connect written discourse. This presentation will explore the contents of the core vocabulary of English. Three dimensions of the contents will be covered: semantics, morphology, and multiple meanings of words.Participants will be invited to discuss similarities and disparities across the core vocabulary of different languages.
Fluency – the Bridge from Phonics to Comprehension
Fluency in reading has been found to be a critical element of any successful reading program (National Reading Panel). Despite its importance many students fail to achieve sufficiently in this area and many teachers do not feel completely competent in their knowledge and teaching of this reading component. In this workshop, Dr. Tim Rasinski will provide theoretical and research background and definition to fluency. He will share approaches to assessing and monitoring progress in this key aspect of reading. Finally, he will explore and share effective and engaging strategies for teaching fluency in remote and online learning environments that will move students toward better comprehension and greater proficiency in reading.