Vocabulary Development: Principles for Effective Instruction

Do you need some tips and tools to help you build literacy skills for your deaf and hard of hearing students that struggle with reading the English language?  This training will help you identify the basic principles for an effective vocabulary instruction program, help you move your students from working memory to long term memory when learning new vocabulary, build fluency, and provide tools to help you assess the needs of your students.  

(Approximately 80 Minutes)

Target audience:  Administrators, professionals and parents of a children with hearing loss.

Participants will learn:

  1. Identify the basic principles that undergird an effective vocabulary instruction program.
  2. Explain the cognitive rule that allows an individual to move a newly learned vocabulary item from Working Memory to Long Term Memory.
  3. Explain how to choose appropriate vocabulary words for their students.
  4. Explain why limited word recognition skills will seriously hamper reading fluency.
  5. Explain the benefits of a monthly cumulative vocabulary assessment.



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