This class will teach participants word learning strategies. The curriculum includes teaching students a set of practical, research-based, and theoretically sound strategies for inferring the meanings of unknown words they meet while reading. When students are able to understand difficult words when reading, they are more successful with their fluency and comprehension of the text. This is also directly related to the ability to write better. Your child will leave this class feeling more confident in their reading ability, with skills to build their vocabulary, and the ability to incorporate their learning into good writing strategies.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Work with three types of words that can be divided into meaningful parts: compound words, prefixed words, and suffixed words
- Successfully use context to understand difficult words when reading
- Read every part of all the definitions in the dictionary they are using