Topic – Intermediate/Advanced Suffixes

Online

Suffixes hold a lot of power in a word. They can result in accent shifts (reside/resident), clarification of a schwa (fatal/fatality), and can change the sounds of letters (critic/criticism). Our focus this evening will not be on the ending rules. We will be focusing on the morphological and phonological impacts of suffixes. We’ll present a…

Topic – Intake Evaluations – knowing where to jump in

Online

The first time you meet a student there are so many aspects of their skills and personalities that need to be assessed. This recitation will revisit our process for doing the first session and we’ll go deeper by exploring other intake tests available and their usefulness for what we’re looking for. We will walk through…

Topic – Teaching Roots

Online

Welcome to the melting pot that we know as the English language. There are hundreds of roots along with their derivatives, that come from many languages. Understanding the role of etymology and strategies for accessing useful information will help your higher-level students navigate through multisyllabic words while developing a deeper vocabulary.