Session Five: Vocabulary: More Than Just Dictionary Definitions
Practice the six syllable types by reading new and nonsense words and learn about the “Heart Word” strategy for the few spelling exceptions. Once you know the six syllable types and understand what makes a word “decodable,” you will never look at words the same way!
This series of six classes will explore how the brain learns to read, the systemic problems that are the root cause of the literary crisis in our country, and what you can do at home to support instruction in school. This series is perfect for parents, caregivers, tutors and other community members interested in diving into the topic of how we learn to read.
Sessions will be led by Kelli Johnson, a former teacher and expert in reading education and community engagement.
Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions and have the option to join either virtually via Zoom or in-person at the library. Click here to join via Zoom.
The Science of Reading community workshop series is presented with support from the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County.