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Monday, January 21 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Vocabulary magic- Making Words Real: Powerful Strategies to Accelerate Vocabulary Acquisition
Significant language discrepancies exist between children of low-income households, English language learners and children of higher-income families . These gaps in the quality and quantity of vocabulary clearly impede student academic success. Using high-quality instructional strategies, teachers can create an enriched learning experience and accelerate vocabulary development in students with language deficiencies. Come explore neuroscience based strategies that provide intentional opportunities for language interaction. Learn how to turn mundane vocabulary lessons into a multi-sensory interactive experience, where students hear, see, feel and speak using new vocabulary. Tap into the power of music and imagery to enhance vocabulary recall and reading comprehension. Engage students with card sorts, content trailers, vocabulary-in-a-bag and sentence puzzlers, all powerful tools to give students the gift of academic language!

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Joanne Billingsley

Joanne Billingsley, is a consultant, author, keynote speaker and nationally- acclaimed lecturer. She is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including regional Texas Teacher of the Year 2007. She is national presenter for the Bureau of Education & Research and the Greenleaf... Read More →


Monday January 21, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Delta Ballroom B