Bigger Kids, Bigger Words: Reading Multisyllabic Words
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"There it is, a really big word. Hmmmm, now what? Rats! Just skip it."
This is a common behavior of students who do not have a plan of action in approaching multisyllabic (big) words in their social studies, science, or other content-area classes. Skipping the big words decreases comprehension of the passage.
Often, reading instruction in decoding ends after second grade, which leaves students to determine how to access those big words on their own—and many fail the task! This webinar will show you how to teach students to attack those big words and,
in turn, build a better understanding of what is being read.
Attendees will learn to:
Describe basic phonics vs word study instruction
Create a mnemonic for remembering the 6 syllable types
Utilize common cut patterns in decoding/accessing multisyllabic words
Use a routine for approaching multisyllabic words
Wendy S. Farone, Ph.D.
Wendy S. Farone, Ph.D., is an educational consultant with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)/Bureau of Special Education/PA Department of Education in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Farone serves as the Western Pennsylvania state
lead in literacy. Her current projects include Response to Intervention (RtI), PA State Dyslexia Pilot, Pennsylvania State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP). Dr. Farone also is a national LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)
trainer, a certified Orton-Gillingham tutor, and DIBELS® mentor. Before joining PaTTAN, Dr. Farone spent 14 years as a public school teacher, reading specialist, and private tutor.