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The Vocabulary Attuned Educator

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The vocabulary attuned educator recognizes the contribution of word meaning to comprehension and the multi-faceted nature of acquisition. Designing effective instruction requires an understanding of the nature of vocabulary, dimensions of word meaning and evidenced based instructional principles and practices. Join this interactive webinar to explore critical understandings and an informed framework for intentional and incidental instruction. Learn about strategies and activities applicable to the varied instructional settings.

About Your Instructor:

Nancy Hennessy, M.Ed.
Nancy Hennessy, educational consultant and past president of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), is an experienced teacher and administrator.She has consulted on varied topics ranging from professional learning to proficient reading and writing.Nancy has also designed and delivered keynote addresses, workshops and training to educators nationally and internationally. She co-authored Module 6 of LETRS, Digging for Meaning: Teaching Text Comprehension (2ndedition) with Louisa Moats and was a national trainer for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS).Additionally, she has written the chapter, Working with Word Meaning: Vocabulary Instruction, in Multisensory Teaching of Basic Skills (4th edition in press).Nancy is an honorary member of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, the recipient of the North Carolina Branch of International Dyslexia Association’s June Lyday Orton Award 2012and the International Dyslexia Association’s Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.

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