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Game Formats and Activities to Build Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension...

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Parkway Central Library (Free Library of Philadelphia)

1901 Vine Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Learn how to use games and other highly engaging formats to build and practice phonemic awareness, sight words, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. Participants will leave with a number of effective word learning games appropriate for youth in their program such as Concentration, Sight Word Bingo, Scrabble, Word Sorts, Bananagrams©, etc. Participants learn how to use games to extend learning in project and experiential activities. Staff from the After School Activities Partnership (ASAP) will present Scrabble techniques to help build word learning and gamesmanship. This workshop develops strategies for strengthening the 5 components of reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. Planning time will be included for making materials that match goals for the K-4 age group.

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  • Review the research and rationale for differentiating literacy work through games
  • Learn how to create a pro-vocabulary environment in your afterschool setting
  • Understand how to differentiate activities based on literacy needs
  • Learn how to build games from templates and directions for their use
  • Use Scrabble as a regular part of the after school (ASAP)
  • Plan for implementing these strategies to meet individual site needs
  • Connect to site-supports available for further learning

Target audience: Group Leaders, Teachers, Site Directors, Curriculum Developers serving students in grades K-4

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1901 Vine Street

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