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Thursday, July 19 • 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Combining Traditional Skills with 21st Century Tools to Improve Student Writing and Vocabulary Development in Class and At Home

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This interactive workshop will explore and provide examples of best practices in writing instruction, vocabulary instruction, setting expectations and goals, and the integration of new online tools to improve student outcomes in these disciplines.  In the 21st century, “new literacy” implies the effective use of online tools such as the ERB Writing Practice Program (WPP) and Word Voyage, an online vocabulary practice program based on Greek and Latin Roots.  These will be shown as examples that offer a differentiated, multi-grade approach that meets each student where he or she is with English fundamentals. These programs for the student and teacher offer immediate scoring and suggestions for revision, next step tutorials, exemplars.  They also provide instruction in word roots, parts of speech, etymology, spelling, syllables, sentence writing, and grammar. Performance data follows the students through the grades, highlighting areas that need growth.  Teachers work on a stream-lined platform that allows them to address the needs of each student.


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Abigail Konopasky PhD

Presidential Scholar | George Mason University | | | Abigail Konopasky received her Ph.D. in Linguistics and Slavic Linguistics from Princeton University in 2001. After completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University, she went on to a tenure-track position in the English Department at the University of New Orleans. Throughout her career she has been interested in literacy and access to literacy resources, teaching writing, ESL... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor