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NYC webinar, part I

Feb 6–26, 2013 in Webinar

Freddy presents an exclusive webinar for the teachers of New York City Schools.

Presentation

Text Complexity and English Learners - Building Vocabulary (Part 1)

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Freddy presents an exclusive webinar for the teachers of New York City Schools.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) call for increasing levels of text complexity across grade levels, to ensure that students become proficient with college and career texts by their high school graduation.  In the first of a two-part series, Dr. Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert will discuss why vocabulary is a primary means of increasing English Language Learners’ capacity with complex text, in addition to discussing how instruction in particular types of vocabulary (e.g., picturable & compound words) can lay a foundation for reading many complex texts.  In Dr. Hiebert’s second session, she will provide lessons and guidance for teaching the vocabulary of individual texts.

Note:  Participants are asked to read Text Complexity and English Learners:  Building Vocabulary before the webinars.

A recording of the live webinar is now available at TextProject's YouTube channel.

Presentation slides are available now.

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NYC webinar, Part II

Text complexity looms large in the Common Core State Standards and vocabulary is a critical contributor to text complexity.  In this second of a two-part series, Dr. Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert builds on the content of Part 1 to describe the nature of vocabulary lessons with literary texts (i.e., narrative texts and texts in magazines).  One type of vocabulary lesson addresses strategies for dealing with particular types of words (e.g., compound words, proper names).  The second type of vocabulary lesson focuses on the words in specific texts.