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Magical Morphemes – Understanding and Teaching Morphological Awareness
When: July 9, 2020
Morphology is all the buzz in reading circles, but many teachers are still unsure about what morphology is, why it is important, and how to teach it. Morphological Awareness is the new awareness and it is important that teachers understand what it is, and how to begin creating awareness of morphology from early on. Word recognition is dependent upon phonological, orthographic, and morphological language structures – do you include all three in your instruction? This session will present compelling research about morphology and its relationship to the development of multiple literacy skills. Through active participation with words during the session, teachers will discover ways to build their own knowledge about morphology. They will learn teaching processes designed to engage students in creative exploration of words, create curiosity about words, their meanings, and their etymology too! Come be a word nerd with me!
Deb Glaser Bio –2020
Deborah R. Glaser, EdD, is an educational consultant and professional development trainer with expertise in reading assessment and instruction derived from scientific research. During Dr. Glaser’s 40+ years in education she has been a classroom and learning disability instructor and administrator with the non-profit organization Lee Pesky Learning Center in Boise, Idaho, where she oversaw the development of reading programs for individuals with dyslexia. She has assisted universities with the development of research-based reading curriculum and established training and consultation programs to support the success of state and local reading initiatives. Deborah was advisor to Idaho’s Legislative Reading Committee and a principal author of Idaho’s Reading Initiative. Dr. Glaser’s publications include LETRS Foundations: Introduction to Language and Literacy (coauthored with Louisa Moats), Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction (Susan Smartt), Reading Fluency: Assess, Understand, Teach (Jan Hasbrouck), ParaReading: A Tutor’s Guide to Teaching Reading, and the IDA Accredited online reading course for teachers, The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools: Instruction That Makes a Difference. She consults regularly with schools and districts, assisting with the implementation of scientifically based reading programs and strengthening practitioners’ collaborative efforts.