Syllable instruction is a critical component of an effective reading and spelling program. Yet, most word study programs do not teach, or properly teach, the word study components that are critical for successful spelling and reading of multi-syllable words. In this course, you’ll gain new insights about best practices for teaching spelling and word-level reading and learn about word study activities you can immediately use with your students to improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Course created on June 16, 2014
- After this course, participants will be able to name and describe the linguistic properties of multi-syllabic words that affect encoding and decoding.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain one or more techniques that leverage the biological wiring of the brain to more effectively teach encoding and decoding of multi-syllabic words.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to conduct an activity that helps students effectively segment phonemes and syllables to encode and decode multi-syllable words.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to conduct an activity that develops students’ ability to discriminate and identify syllable stress in order to more effectively encode and decode multi-syllable words.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how to conduct activities that develop students’ understanding and use of semantic relationships to encode and decode multi-syllable words and develop critical mental orthographic images in long term memory.
|0-15 Minutes||Introduction and Overview: What is word study?|
|15-30 Minutes||Brain-based research; leveraging the biological wiring of the brain to more effectively teach reading and spelling|
|30-45 Minutes||Multi-linguistic and meta-linguistic word study; linguistic properties of multi-syllabic words that affect encoding and decoding|
|45-60 Minutes||Multi-linguistic and meta-linguistic word study activities to develop to phoneme and syllable segmentation skills for encoding and decoding multi-syllable words.|
|60-75 Minutes||Multi-linguistic and meta-linguistic word study activities to develop prosodic perception skills for encoding and decoding multi-syllable words.|
|75-95 Minutes||Multi-linguistic and meta-linguistic word study activities to develop knowledge and use of semantic relationships for encoding and decoding multi-syllable words.|
|95-110 Minutes||Multi-linguistic and meta-linguistic word study activities to develop mental orthographic images of words needed for effective reading and spelling of multi-syllable words.|
|110-120 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
Jan Wasowicz, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Jan Wasowicz
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