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SC Branch IDA Spring 2016 Conference Featuring William Van Cleave

  • Sandhills School Columbia, SC (map)

Join us as educator, author, and educational consultant William Van Cleave presents “Word Smarts: Using Morphology to Develop Vocabulary and Word Attack Skills".

Recognizing that most schooling provides decoding at only the primary level, this workshop picks up where basic word attack leaves off. All too soon students are introduced to textbooks filled with longer, multisyllabic words. Even with effective basic phonics instruction, readers 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. In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Van Cleave engages participants in a brief overview of the origins of our language and characteristics of the major languages of influence, an introduction to morphemic awareness, and then a study of advanced word decoding strategies. Participants practice with each concept and learn tools useful for helping students understand and decode unfamiliar words.

Lunch will be provided with registration.

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Earlier Event: February 25
Afternoon Reading Clinic
Later Event: March 1
Morning Reading Clinic