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Tri County Reading Council
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Spring Speaker - Dr. Bill McBride
March 16, 2017
4:30 - 6:30
MCIU - 2 W. Lafayette St, Norristown, PA
Cost: $15 for Members & Students; $18 for Non-Members
Thanks to the MCIU for also sponsoring this event!
Vocabulary Development: Turning Word Losers into Word Lovers
This workshop will provide teachers with an understanding of what it means to "know" a word, what doesn't work with students in developing vocabulary, and which effective strategies increase a student's word power. A number of strategies will be modeled, including Janet Allen's "Predicting ABCs", Spencer Kagan's "Sage and Scribe", Stahl's "Affix List", McBride's "Word Part Game", Beck's "Knowledge Rating", and Marzano's "Word Map".
About Dr. Bill McBride
Dr. McBride is a former middle and high school Reading Specialist with a Masters in Reading and a Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has written and consulted on a number of school textbook series for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Dr. McBride is most well-known for his novel Entertaining an Elephant. In its 18th printing, the book tells the moving story of a burned-out teacher who becomes re-inspired with both his profession and his life. The sequel, Carrying a Load of Feathers, came out in 2009. Dr. McBride has also published Building Literacy in Social Studies, Power Words Vocabulary Development, and If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well. He presently trains teachers in content area reading methodologies, gender brain differences, and student engagement.