+ Central Ohio: Advanced Decoding Workshop in August

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COBIDA (the Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) enthusiastically presents William Van Cleave MA, author of the book  “Word Smarts: Morphology Development and Advanced Decoding.

The book, Word Smarts: Morphology Development and Advanced Decoding is called a reference manual for Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors.

This workshop picks up where basic word attack leaves off.   Most schooling provides nuts and bolts decoding instruction only at the earliest primary level.

In fourth or fifth grade, students are presented with textbooks filled with much longer words words than they’ve ever seen.  In early high school the complexity increases dramatically.

Students with reading problems — even if they received effective basic phonics instruction — often don’t have the strategies to handle this level of difficulty and may give up, finding the texts impenetrable.

Workshop Description

In this workshop participants will examine the origins of our language, learn about the characteristics of the major languages that influenced English, and grapple with basic word parts (morphology).  They will gain effective tools for instructing students at this level.

Students who have plateaued — or who may even  despair that they will ever “figure it out” — will benefit when given this kind of eye-opening information!

Register early.

  • Tuesday and Wednesday August 7 + 8, 2012
  • 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (registration begins 7:45 am)
  • Workshop fee: $250 / $195 IDA member
  • OCLC Conference Center, 6500 Kilgour Pl, Dublin OH 43017

Fee includes a box lunch and a copy of William Van Cleve’s book.

Register at http://www.cobida.org.  Questions: info@cobida.org.

Orton-Gillingham tutoring in Columbus OH:  Adrienne Edwards  614-579-6021  or email aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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