Vocabulary - More Than a Word List

(90 minutes)

Vocabulary knowledge is the conceptualization of word meaning based on semantics, context, visualization, and an individual’s prior experience. This session will present ways to develop a deep understanding of word meaning in oral and written language by providing ways to assess competency and teach to mastery. It will discuss word memory and word consciousness as well as three levels of mastery (labeling, sentence, and passage comprehension).

Learning Objectives: 

The participant will be able to:

1) Identify steps for learning and retaining new words.

2) Assess degree of word knowledge in oral and written language.

3) Expand word association skills to support knowledge and usage.


Lynn Price


Lynne H Price is a twice National Board certified teacher with 37 years of teaching experience. She is certified in the areas of Hearing Impaired, K – 12 Regular Education, and Reading. She has worked in both residential and public school settings - preschool through high school, and in all settings - separate through itinerant. In addition to teaching, Ms. Price has served as an administrator for hearing impaired services in the 16th largest public school system in the nation, mentored staff, and developed programming and curriculum. She is the author of Steps to Success , COACH, co-author with Karen Anderson on Steps to Assessment and author for the teacher membership e-magazine Teacher Tools to Support the Success of Children with Hearing Loss.


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