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6 Feb 2013

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.