Language for Thinking - 1703MTS
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This workshop is Not eligible for Professional Development Funds.
Speech-language pathologists, general and special education teachers Pre-K through 2nd grade, literacy coaches, and teacher consultants who plan to teach this program.
Language for Thinking builds upon the concepts, vocabulary, and statement patterns introduced in Language for Learning. A placement test is used to determine if students should be placed in Language for Learning or Language for Thinking. Carefully organized sequences of activities, exceptional vocabulary development, extensive practice, sequencing and retelling exercises, and inference activities set the stage for reading comprehension and the grammatical analysis of written language. Language for Thinking includes instruction in Classification, True/False, Analogies, and Absurdity that emphasize reasoning and Critical thinking. This program can be used as a supplement for an entire classroom in first grade, or with small groups of students needing language skills for thinking and problem-solving. This course will provide practice with the Language for Thinking materials and direct instruction teaching techniques.
Who Benefits from Language for Thinking?
• Children who have completed, or almost completed, Language for Learning
• Children in first- and second-grade classrooms who have less than adequate language knowledge and skill for their age and who are having trouble comprehending what they read
• Students of any age in bilingual and ESL programs *Primary school children who are in Title I or Special Education programs, or older children in speech correction and language classes.
Free, but registration is REQUIRED.
**$10.00 Lunch Option is available for participants who attended the same day Language for Learning AM session** (Lunch will be served at 11:45am)
September 18, 2019
January 22, 2020
12:15pm to 3:30pm
3 SCECHs & .3 ASHA CEUs, pending approval.