Vital Vocabulary for Every Age: Building Academic Vocabulary Grades 1-8

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The Vital Vocabulary for Every Age webinar series provides clinicians with key information about vocabulary knowledge at three stages of a person's life: the preschool years, primary and middle grades, and high school.

Presenter: Kathleen Williams, Ph.D.

Overview

The Vital Vocabulary for Every Age webinar series provides clinicians with key information about vocabulary knowledge at three stages of a person's life: the preschool years, primary and middle grades, and high school. Part 2 of the series will focus on vocabulary knowledge needed by primary and middle grade students, with emphasis on using morphology to expand appropriate word usage and developing a strong academic lexical store. The presenter will share information about the research supporting the value of comprehensive word knowledge as well as age-appropriate strategies for developing that vocabulary for primary and middle grade students on your caseload

Learner Outcomes

As a result of this activity, the participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize for instructional team members the research that supports the value of a rich and broad knowledge of vocabulary throughout a person's lifespan
  2. Demonstrate age-appropriate vocabulary development activities for primary and middle school students
  3. Implement a course of academic vocabulary development for students in the primary and middle grades that can be shared with parents and teachers