Wed, Nov 10|
The Imagery-Language Foundation for Vocabulary Development
FREE FOR MEMBERS Join Lindamood-Bell as they introduce the services and programs that they can provide to AMISA Member Schools!
Time & Location
Nov 10, 2021, 4:45 PM EST – Nov 11, 2021, 5:30 PM EST
About the Event
“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.” – Albert Einstein Weakness in the ability to create mental images is a contributing factor in weak oral vocabulary for all students, including students with special educational needs and English Learners. Although vocabulary is a prerequisite for language comprehension and critical thinking skills, many strategies to introduce or practice vocabulary skills lack a specific methodology based on how our brain processes words and meaning. In this webinar, we will examine an instructional paradigm to develop vocabulary based Dual Coding Theory and how we store meanings of words in our brains. Through Concept Imagery – the ability to create a mental representation from language – explicit and systematic instruction can increase vocabulary for all learners at both the primary and secondary levels. Join us to learn about the sensory-cognitive questioning proven to develop the underlying imagery necessary for vocabulary acquisition across all subject areas. Tips for Instruction and how to apply or stimulate imagery as a foundation for vocabulary development will be provided.