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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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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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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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The Science of Reading: The Reading Brain

The Reading Brain with Dr. Kenneth Pugh is the third course in the eighteen-hour Science of Reading learning path. In this course Dr. Pugh, President and Director of Research at Haskins Laboratory, discusses recent studies dealing with the neuronal connections made as typically and atypically developing children learn to read. The focus of his presentation is on the various ways neuroscience and its emerging technologies can inform intervention and teaching practices.

The Science of Reading: The Reading Brain was recorded on March 5, 2018 at the Science of Reading Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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The Science of Reading: Essential Elements

This is the fourth course in the series and it will become available this October of 2018. 

Follow ArkansasIDEAS on social media to be the first to know when new courses become available. For more information about the Science of Reading learning path, please see this commissioner's memo.

The Science of Reading: Essential Elements:

Dr. Wendy Farone shares an overview of the Five Essential Elements of Effective Reading Instruction and the research that serves as the basis for each of the five elements. Join us as she delves into the skills and the evidence-based practices that we should see at the elementary and secondary levels.

The Science of Reading: Essential Elements is the fourth 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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The Science of Reading: Phonology

This is the fifth course in the series and it will become available this December of 2018. 

Follow ArkansasIDEAS on social media to be the first to know when new courses become available. For more information about the Science of Reading learning path, please see this commissioner's memo.

The Science of Reading: Phonology:

Phonological awareness is the foundation on which skilled reading is built. In The Science of Reading: Phonology, Dr. Wendy Farone explores this essential element. In defining the concept and discussing the research behind phonology, she clarifies why it is such a critical skill for children learning to read and how it applies to classroom instruction in elementary school and beyond.

Continue through the Science of Reading learning path with Dr. Wendy Farone and The Science of Reading: Phonology. This is the fifth course in the series and 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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Credit Hours: 1


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.

CID: ELC16083
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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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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.

CID: ELE14001
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Credit Hours: 2