The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) call for increasing levels of text complexity across grade levels to ensure that students become proficient with college and career texts by their high school graduation. In the first of a two-part series, on February 6, Dr. Elfreida Hiebert discussed why vocabulary is a primary means of increasing English Language Learners' capacity with complex text, in addition to discussing how instruction in particular types of vocabulary (e.g., picturable and compound words) can lay a foundation for reading complex texts.
The Office of ELLs thanks Lander Center for Educational Research at Touro College for sponsoring this webinar.
To hear Dr. Hiebert answer more questions the participants posed during the first session, click here.
Click here for Dr. Hiebert's PowerPoint. To view part 2 of this series, click here.
NOTE: Participants are asked to read Text Complexity and English Learners: Building Vocabulary before the webinar.