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PEDC 9084 Vocabulary Strategies and the ELA Common Core Standards: Multiple Ways to Teach Words
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Alissa Rosenberg July 1-30, September 1-29, November 1-30, March 1-30
University of the Pacific
Within the Common Core Standards (CCSS) there has been a great emphasis on vocabulary development within instruction. Research indicates that vocabulary development is highly predictive to literacy achievement. Therefore teaching students strategies to meet vocabulary expectations with in the CCSS will improve their literacy development and overall preparation for the common core testing. This class will review the common core standards regarding vocabulary; discuss research on why vocabulary enhancement is so pivotal to literacy achievement and then break down different strategies to teach vocabulary enhancement. Sample mini lessons, activities and strategies will be provided. Throughout the course the class participants will create and share a variety of lessons and activities so that by the end of the course each participant will walk away with a toolbox of effective strategies that can be used immediately within the classroom setting. This class is appropriate for k-12 classroom teachers, ELA/ English teachers, Resource Room teachers, Inclusion Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Reading Teachers and ELL Teachers. Related social skills, this class is appropriate for all educators’ grades k-12, Speech Pathologists, Psychologists and Social Workers.