Finding the Meaning in Vocabulary Instruction
In her book, Inside Words: Tools for Teaching Academic Vocabulary, Grades 4-12, Allen (2007) states, “Most educators believe that vocabulary instruction is critical in any classroom. The issue is not whether we should have vocabulary instruction, but how to make that vocabulary instruction have meaning beyond assigned word lists” (pp. 3-4).
Come join us as we discuss best practices for vocabulary instruction. Teachers will learn valuable strategies to help English Learners increase their vocabulary and grasp of academic language. Please register in Eduphoria so you will receive the materials from the training.
“A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of things and knowledge of the words for them grow together. If you do not know the words, you can hardly know the thing.”
― Henry Hazlitt, Thinking as a Science
Date: Tuesday, October 4
Where: Main Conference Room in the Waco ISD Admin Building