Dr. Ingrid

The Little Old Women Who Lived In a Shoe, Knew So Many Words and Didn’t Know What to Do- Building Academic Vocabulary

 

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Haynes

Description: One of the major shifts reflected in today’s standards has been the integration of more complex vocabulary. These more challenging words used within directions, questions, and prompts require that classroom instruction focus on more than just the content and concepts of each subject. Teachers must also decode the sophisticated discourse that appears in the after-reading tasks.​

This workshop will expand participants’ understanding of vocabulary development and the instructional techniques that are effective in helping students expand their meaning vocabularies. Participants will learn how to assess students’ vocabulary knowledge and select words from a text that are most useful for instruction, including those with high frequency Greek and Latin word parts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore online resources for vocabulary development and assess their own current vocabulary teaching strategies. Packed with practical tips and resources, this session will appeal to educators who are interested in learning new ways to extend their students’ knowledge of words.

Reading Comprehension for ALL for Learners: Helping Students Grasp the Full Picture

 

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Haynes

Description: This session will summarize research on improving reading comprehension. We’ll start by reviewing what psychologists know about the processes behind reading comprehension, and then consider the evidence for teaching students reading comprehension strategies and how they might work, given what we know about comprehension. This session will offer participants effective methods to improving reading comprehension.

Dr. Ingrid 

Bio: Ingrid Haynes, Ph.D.., is the  Director of the National Literacy Professional Development Consortium and an international trainer, speaker and author. Dr. Haynes education interests focus on teaching and learning in literacy and the education needs of English learners. She is the Principal Investigator on a number of research grants to develop and test effective instructional approaches and interventions in early reading and language acquisition.