Words Matter: How a Deep Understanding of Core Vocabulary Accelerates Reading Proficiency

In this edWebinar with Dr. Elfrieda Hiebert, Lead Researcher and Author of W.O.R.D., learn:

  • How words work and contribute toward building a child’s world of knowledge
  • Why a small group of words matter and the importance of core vocabulary
  • How phrases and compound words play an important role in reading proficiency
  • How vocabulary networks differ between narrative and informational texts
  • Best practices educators can use to support students’ core vocabulary development

Janice Dole

University of Utah

Janice Dole is the Director, Reading and Literacy Program, Educational Psychology, and Professor, Educational Psychology at the University of Utah.

Michael McKenna

Michael Mckenna was the Thomas J. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia – Curry School of Education.