Keys to Literacy Newsletter
December 2018
Blog Post
Using Morphology to Teach Vocabulary

A recent blog post by Tim Shanahan titled  “What should morphology instruction look like?”   reminded me how important it is to teach students about word parts (i.e., roots, prefixes, suffixes) as a useful tool for determining the meaning of unfamiliar words and growing academic vocabularies.
Keys to Literacy News
Attend the Plain Talk Conference in New Orleans in February, 2019 and hear Joan Sedita present workshops about comprehension and writing instruction. This is one of the best national literacy conferences!
Recommended Literacy Resources
Tips for planning argument writing from Achieve the Core .

Helpful ideas for scaffolding complex sentence instruction from Edutopia .
Suggestions for teaching phonemic awareness to young children.
Upcoming Events
These are a few 2019 events where Keys will be providing workshops and PD:

Click here for a full list of events.
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