Deborah Glaser, Ph.D. is a consultant, author, and teacher educator with expertise in reading assessment and proven instructional methods. Following her teaching career, she directed the educational arm of a non-profit dyslexia learning center where she developed programs to teach teachers and students. She was an original National LETRS trainer, is a policy advisor to the National Council on Teacher Quality and regularly contributes to the evaluation of university programs that prepare our teachers to teach reading. Dr. Glaser is the author and co-author of five books. Her most recent contributions to the field are her online reading course The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools: Instruction that Makes a Difference and Morpheme Magic: Lessons to Teach Morphological Awareness.
Concurrent Session Description
Teaching Morphological Awareness: It’s Mesmerizing!
(Writing, Spelling, Components of Literacy Instruction, Curriculum, Adolescent Literacy)
Have you ever paused to consider what it means to teach morphological awareness? What it looks and sounds like when you are teaching morphological awareness? And how does this instruction differ as students pass through the word recognition phases? Come to this session if you are curious and want to learn more about teaching morphological awareness. Gain a deeper appreciation for how the reading brain integrates morphological awareness to enhance vocabulary, comprehension, oral language skills, spelling, and writing. We will discuss how to consider morpheme awareness across grade levels, through dialect, and how to jump in and learn right along with your students. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding and appreciation for this instruction and tools they can implement right away with their students. Come be mesmerized by morphological awareness… it’s the new awareness!
Target Audience(s): Elementary, Middle/Jr. High, High School
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading, Equity & Inclusion