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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T38 - The Power of Words: Activating Vocabulary Through Embodied Cognition

Oct 25, 2018 4:45pm ‐ Oct 25, 2018 5:45pm

Standard: $20.00


What does it take to unlock the power of words to create worlds of meaning? We know that students who struggle with comprehension struggle to put vocabulary in context, and this presents a barrier to reading success. Learn how to empower all students to communicate through multisensory strategies that involve movement and drama to bring rich text to life. Connect with other passionate educators in a professional learning community, and take away research-based strategies that will have an immediate impact on your students.

Learning Objectives:

  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Examine the role of vocabulary acquisition and ability in listening and reading comprehension, and in speaking and writing.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.

Disclosure:  Elizabeth Woody-Remington and Debbi Arseneaux have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Debbi Arseneaux, B.A., Professional Development Program Manager & Educational Consultant, The Learning Alliance
  • Liz Woody-Remington, M.A., Director of Professional Development and Co-Founder, The Learning Alliance; IDA Board of Directors

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