Level Up! Boost literacy with inquiry-based vocabulary instruction

September 10, 2018

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Supersize the literacy arsenal of any K-12 student by mastering the art of “keyword lessons.”


BEchat edWebinar: Level Up! Boost literacy with inquiry-based vocabulary instruction


Webinar Description

In this edWebinar, Dr. Leslie Maniotes, through her Guided Inquiry Design® (GID) method, will discuss literacy skills and show how to unlock the power of curiosity in all learners.

The earlier students learn to break down the lingo of any discipline, the quicker they gain the ability internalize the heart of whatever subject they explore. Join us to learn how to apply GID to reading comprehension by teaching “domain-specific” vocabulary that blasts past general knowledge and into content-area expertise, creating lifelong literacy and independent research pros.

Participants will walk away with:

  • A strategy to develop rich, content-specific vocab lessons through GID.
  • Domain-specific vocabulary approaches that move students towards content-area expertise.
  • Three CCSS-aligned sample lesson plans for K-12 classrooms
  • Teacher and librarian collaboration opportunities that support powerful student outcomes.

Kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.

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About Dr. Leslie Maniotes

Dr. Leslie Maniotes is the coauthor of Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, and Guided Inquiry Design: A Framework for Inquiry in Your School along with the three practitioner books in the series from Libraries Unlimited, the ABC-CLIO imprint. Dr. Maniotes, a former National Board Certified teacher, literacy expert, instructional coach and school leader, now works as a consultant providing professional development to educators to implement Guided Inquiry Design, a best practice for teaching and learning in the information age. Read more about her work in vocabulary development in Doubling Up: Authentic Vocabulary Development Through the Inquiry Process.

About Britannica LaunchPacks

Britannica LaunchPacks, available for social studies and science, make it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction and for students to understand core Pre-K-12 topics. Now content-aligned to standards in all 50 of the United States, LaunchPacks were created to support the ever-evolving needs of the teacher, student, and classroom with dynamic, flexible resources that weave inquiry and subject-based literacy skills into lessons.


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