B14 The Power of Collaborative Word Study

National Conference 2018

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Differentiation

Focus Area: Literacy
Grade Level: Primary, Elementary, Middle
Class Level: 200
Facilitators:
Griggs, Whitney
Reinhardt, Catherine
School/Organization:
Pocatello Community Charter School


EL Education’s Core Practice 19 (Differentiating Instruction) states “differentiation is a philosophical belief and an instructional approach through which teachers proactively plan instruction...to meet student’s varied needs.” In this master class, participants will discover the simplicity of using word study to scaffold and challenge learners at varying levels. Participants will dig deep into word study as they learn that it fosters independence, increases fluency, builds curiosity for language, and strengthens connections between literacy and expedition content. Word study can be used to build background knowledge as well as integrate explicit, systematic phonics instruction into the daily routine for all students. Facilitators will demonstrate instructional practices that can be implemented at all grade levels and provide time for participants to plan for instruction in their own classrooms.

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Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Instruction
  • Differentiation

Focus Area: Literacy
Grade Level: Primary, Elementary, Middle
Class Level: 200
Facilitators:
Griggs, Whitney
Reinhardt, Catherine
School/Organization:
Pocatello Community Charter School


EL Education’s Core Practice 19 (Differentiating Instruction) states “differentiation is a philosophical belief and an instructional approach through which teachers proactively plan instruction...to meet student’s varied needs.” In this master class, participants will discover the simplicity of using word study to scaffold and challenge learners at varying levels. Participants will dig deep into word study as they learn that it fosters independence, increases fluency, builds curiosity for language, and strengthens connections between literacy and expedition content. Word study can be used to build background knowledge as well as integrate explicit, systematic phonics instruction into the daily routine for all students. Facilitators will demonstrate instructional practices that can be implemented at all grade levels and provide time for participants to plan for instruction in their own classrooms.

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