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Teaching vocabulary to improve reading comprehension

From Macquarie University Reading Clinic.

Overview:

Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present a one-day workshop on evidence-based methods for teaching vocabulary knowledge to primary school aged children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension.

Date/Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm, Friday 7th August 2020.

Location: Via Webinar.

Early bird cost: $400 per person – register by the 3rd of July to receive this discounted offer!

Standard cost: $490 per person (discounts apply for multiple enrolments, MQ staff, & students)

Course materials: A course workbook including all materials will be provided prior to the start of the workshop. Each participant will need to have their own computer or tablet with internet access so that they can access the live webinar.

NESA Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute to 6 hours of NESA Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.4.2 and 2.5.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Description of workshop:

Dr Danielle Colenbrander will present a one-day workshop on evidence-based methods for teaching vocabulary knowledge to primary school aged children, where the ultimate aim is improving reading comprehension. This workshop is designed to complement the workshop “Understanding Reading Comprehension: From Research to Classroom,” but attendance at that workshop is not a prerequisite.

About the speaker:

Dr Danielle Colenbrander is interested in relationships between spoken language, reading aloud and reading comprehension. She trained as a speech language pathologist at Macquarie University before completing her PhD exploring the role of oral vocabulary in reading comprehension difficulties. She has run studies on reading instruction, vocabulary instruction and morphology instruction, which involved working with teachers and pupils from over fifteen primary schools in Australia and the UK.

About the workshop:

Session 1 will focus on understanding the role of vocabulary in reading comprehension, and current evidence for effective vocabulary instruction.

Sessions 2 and 3 will be practical sessions focusing on how to successfully deliver vocabulary instruction, including how to adapt instruction to different settings and age groups, and how to incorporate morphology instruction.

Session 4 will be a practical and theoretical session focusing on assessment of vocabulary knowledge .

More information and registration

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