WABIDA - Washington Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

Washington State Branch

Serving: Washington, Idaho and Western Montana


Spring Conference March 10, 2018


Unlocking Understanding: Vocabulary and Comprehension Instruction

During this one-day workshop, participants will learn instructional strategies for teaching vocabulary and comprehension using reading material from any subject area. Scaffolds will be presented to support differentiated instruction so that participants can use the strategies to support Tier I instruction for all students and Tier II instruction for students who struggle with literacy.

For this workshop, the presenter will use a set of paired texts as a practice activity to show how a combination of vocabulary and comprehension strategies can be used to teach students content literacy skills. The teaching strategies are part of vocabulary and comprehension literacy professional development routines authored by the presenter.

Content Vocabulary

Selected strategies from The Key Vocabulary Routine:

- Strategies for previewing unfamiliar words before reading

- How to select specific academic vocabulary to teach in-depth, and three templates     for learning details about these words 

Content Reading Comprehension

Selected strategies from The Key Comprehension Routine:

- Top down topic webs used before, during, and after reading

- Main idea skills

- Two column notes from reading

- Summarizing

Upcoming Lectures

$15 Non- IDA Members
$10 IDA Members 
No pre-registration required








Your membership in our national organization

- The International Dyslexia Association -

has many advantages:

  • Scholarships offered to conferences and course trainings
  • Discounts to all-day conferences
  • Opportunity to be listed in the referrals section of the WABIDA website
  • All benefits offered by IDA:
    • mailed copies of IDA Magazine "Perspectives"
    • Annals of Dyslexia online
    • Complete member access to IDA website

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