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Teaching Vocabulary So Kids Will Beg for More

In this course, Dr. Brenda Overturf, literacy consultant and author, discusses the importance of vocabulary development in elementary and middle school students. She describes a number of effective activities to introduce new words and help students remember them. Dr. Overturf also emphasizes the importance of connecting words not only with their synonyms and antonyms but also with colors and gestures that help make learning vocabulary more meaningful and fun.

This course was taped at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on November 19, 2015.

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Credit Hours: 1.5


Growing Vocabulary for Student Achievement

This presentation by Dr. Brenda Overturf explains how we, as educators, can nurture our students' growth as vocabulary learners. Dr. Overturf emphasizes the importance of providing research-based vocabulary instruction that will improve academic achievement as well as improve reading comprehension.

The presentation was taped at the Arkansas Reading Association conference on November 19, 2015.

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Credit Hours: 1.5


The Science of Reading: The Right to Read Act

Imagine how many of Arkansas's students would benefit if all of their teachers had a deeper understanding of literacy development. In this introductory course, Johnny Key, Arkansas Commissioner of Education, and Stacy Smith, Assistant Commissioner for Learning Services, explain the importance of having that basic knowledge of the science of reading and why it is important to use evidence-based research to inform literacy instruction. The discussion also encompasses goals of the Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) and The Right to Read Act (Act 1063 of 2017).

The eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path begins with this course, The Right to Read Act, which was recorded at The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies on February 6, 2018.

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Credit Hours: 1


The Science of Reading: An Overview

Dr. Wendy Farone connects research behind the science of reading to classroom instruction with an analysis of four theoretical models of reading: Scarborough's Rope Model, the Simple View of Reading, the Four-Part Processing Model, and Ehri's Phases of Word-Reading Development. She discusses the research that is the basis for these models and relates each one to instructional practices, assessments, and interventions for K-12 classrooms.

The Science of Reading: An Overview is the second course in the eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path. It was recorded on January 5, 2018 at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Literacy Across the Content Areas in Middle Grades

Literacy development is not only for English class; it can be developed through school-wide work as well as work in any content area classroom. Dr. Dru Tomlin, Director of Middle Level Services with the Association of Middle Level Education, describes a wide variety of activities that are designed both to build literacy and to meet the needs of middle level learners. Dr. Tomlin explains how these activities can be adapted for use in different content areas, and he provides several examples of ways to check student understanding.   

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 4, 2016.

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Literacy Connections

Students must make connections with what they read in order to learn and grow as learners. In this course, Fort Smith Southside High School teacher Oretha Ferguson shares several activities proven to motivate students to read outside of class and make connections within texts, between texts, and with texts and their own world. She also explains how these activities might be used in content areas other than language arts.

This course was recorded at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 4, 2016.

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Credit Hours: 1


Conversations in Literature: Responding as Readers

In this workshop, you will meet the readers in this workshop series - including Dr. Langer - through their varied literary backgrounds. Dr. Langer also introduces the major concepts of her work in understanding the processes through which effective readers interact with literary texts.

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Credit Hours: 2


Conversations in Literature: Envisioning

Dr. Judith Langer presents a clear explanation of the four vantage points that effective readers take as they work to build their own envisionments and the research process through which she identified them. Stances, or vantage points, include being outside and stepping into an envisionment, being and moving through an envisionment, stepping out and rethinking what one knows, and stepping out and objectifying the experience. 

Dr. Langer explains how each stance contributes to a constantly-evolving understanding of the text that is the hallmark of a successful reading experience. The community of readers demonstrates these stances as they discuss Gary Soto's poem Oranges.

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Credit Hours: 3


Conversations in Literature: Stepping In

In this workshop program, you will join readers who are outside of the text and stepping into it. While looking at James Dickey's The Lifeguard and Frank O'Connor's First Confession, the group talks about the impressions, intuitions, and hunches that help them gather information as they first start to read. They also talk through sticking points when the information they encounter in the text breaks apart their envisionments, and demonstrate how they work to rebuild them, sometimes with the help of other readers.

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Credit Hours: 2


Conversations in Literature: Moving Through

When readers are in and moving through a text, they interact very closely with the text, actually living within the world of its words. During this workshop, you will watch as readers weave a rich envisionment within the text, calling on all they have known or experienced before. The group works with two texts, Cathy Song's poem Lost Sister and Stephen Dixon's short story All Gone, building on their initial impressions to examine motives, feelings, causes, interrelationships, and interactions as they create a more complete envisionment of these texts.

Dr. Langer's comments during this workshop point to the diverse paths readers follow when they stand in this relationship to a text, and explain why their actions are an important part of the effective reader's arsenal.

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Credit Hours: 3