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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F2 - The Importance of Structured Vocabulary Instruction in Math - Why, What, and How

Nov 10, 2017 8:30am ‐ Nov 10, 2017 9:30am

Standard: $20.00


For students with dyslexia, learning math can be just as challenging as learning to read. Educators know that vocabulary instruction is critical for students success in reading, but they often forget about how this plays out in math. This session focuses on why structured vocabulary instruction is critical for students success in math, what methodology best supports this vocabulary development, and how to implement these research-based strategies with students. All participants leave this session with tools to help students overcome the challenges of understanding the language of math.

Learning Outcomes:

  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine the role of vocabulary acquisition and ability in listening and reading comprehension, and in speaking and writing.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the complexity of vocabulary knowledge and its important role in reading and reading intervention.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the relationship between language development and acquisition of reading, written language and math proficiency.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine the conditions under which teachers can learn and apply understandings of language and literacy to more effective instruction of “at risk” students.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Identify effective practices and speech/language strategies for reading, written language, math and content area instruction.

Disclosure: Cheryl Cook and Jamie Williamson have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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