A Way With Words: Strategies for Strengthening Adult Learners' Vocabularies
This course introduces the important role of vocabulary in learning to read well. It discusses how vocabulary is normally acquired, both naturally and through formal, direct instruction, while underscoring some of the challenges typically faced by adult literacy students in this regard. The course addresses how to integrate thoughtful, strategic vocabulary instruction into an overall literacy skill-building program, with particular emphasis on tailoring instruction to student needs, interests and skill levels. References to relevant research, as well as links to resources (both online and print) that can assist in the preparation and delivery of meaningful vocabulary instruction, are incorporated.
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