2015 SUMMER EDITION NEWSLETTER
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) has recently embraced the term “structured literacy” to describe the best approaches to language instruction—those that are sequential, cumulative, explicit, and multisensory. Structured literacy programs provide a valuable road map for teachers as they systematically introduce students to the components of English, including phonology, orthography, morphology, and etymology. This workshop, Literacy and Language: Make it Structured!, will highlight the intriguing history and logic of written English and will offer engaging structured literacy activities to use in the classroom or in tutoring sessions.
About the Speaker
Marcia Henry, Ph.D., is best known for her research on morphology and her work on teaching word origin and morphemes to enhance vocabulary and reading fluency for students. She is the author of Words: Integrated Decoding and Spelling Patterns Based on Word Origins, Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling, and Unlocking Literacy.
Marcia has long been involved in The International Dyslexia Association, having served as president of our local branch and also of the national organization. We are delighted to welcome her back to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cost (lunch included)
Member pre-registration – $50
Non-member pre-registration – $60
Member Walk-in – $65
Non-member Walk-in – $75
Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, September 23, 5:00 pm.