Laying a Path 2: Word Study

Laying a Path 2: Word Study


Laying a Path Online Educator Training

Strengthen your teaching methods for word study principles!

2019-2020 Schedule: October 25th & November 1st, 2019 1-4pm EST

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What we teach:

This class teaches educators and parents the practical use of word study, the best method for teaching spelling and building vocabulary. Through this 4-hour course, you will learn multi-sensory strategies to share with your students to strengthen their morphological awareness, learning how words are built, and why our spelling system is both complex and simple. You will learn how to teach your students across all reading levels, from simple words to multi-syllable vocabulary. In addition, we teach the relationship between word structure and spelling, helping educators to incorporate this important spelling practice into their language arts programs. We recommend resources for further study, as well as sharing how we make word study relevant at every grade level.

Appropriate for educators/parents teaching all skill levels K-12, including evidence-based practices for struggling readers and writers.

When we teach:

  • 2018 - 2019 Schedule: Class Closed

  • 2019 - 2020 Schedule: October 25th & November 1st 2019, 1-4pm EST

The course is divided across 2 days and each session lasts 2-3 hours.

In the live class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. Class recordings will be made available to all participants after the course. You must have a Zoom account to participate in our classes and a YouTube account to view the recordings. Both accounts are free and easy to set up.

This class is best taken in conjunction with Laying A Path 1: Phonics & Spelling for a comprehensive approach to teaching spelling.

This class is best taken in conjunction with Laying A Path 3: Grammar & Mechanics for a comprehensive approach to grammar and vocabulary usage.

Why we teach:

Word Study is important for understanding spelling and vocabulary. Good readers and spellers must coordinate the following: sound processing, phonics, spelling conventions, grammar, and word study. In fact, word study combines all of these skills, helping students improve their vocabulary knowledge and spelling proficiency. This class helps educators and students understand how words work and why spelling is not a series of inconsistencies.

“Actionable ideas. I came away with ideas and materials that I could implement the very next day. I appreciate that I’m not just being fed information, but that there are plenty of useful ideas to use right away.

"The material is so valuable but the encouragement and honesty is really priceless!”