Literacy Learning Series: Vocabulary

Vocabulary is a significant factor in learning to read, understanding what is read, and the development of language skills. This course provides the foundational understanding of what vocabulary is and how it contributes to successful readers and communicators. Multiple strategies and resources are provided to explicitly teach vocabulary development.
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Meet the instructors

Cheryl Gascoyne and Kathleen Robertson

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As a literacy specialist, Cheryl Gascoyne has designed, implemented, and supported school and district literacy initiatives. Her involvement as a Jigsaw Learning Associate has supported schools in coaching at the classroom level, facilitating district professional learning series, supporting leadership in schools, and providing resource support and implementation. She has had the opportunity to work in Pre-K settings through to high school and she is also experienced in teaching our First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. Cheryl has provided support and direction to new teachers and experienced teachers alike from universal classroom practice to designing specialized interventions for individual or small groups of students.
Kathleen Robertson joins Jigsaw Learning with more than 20 years of teaching experience and has successfully led literacy intervention, assessment and coaching in her own school also providing support to other schools when planning and designing their implementation of a comprehensive literacy framework. Her expertise in literacy has been developed through her roles as a classroom teacher, participant as a lead teacher on a literacy committee and most recently in her role as instructional and literacy coach at the Elementary level.Kathleen Robertson joins Jigsaw Learning with more than 20 years of teaching experience and has successfully led literacy intervention, assessment and coaching in her own school also providing support to other schools when planning and designing their implementation of a comprehensive literacy framework. Her expertise in literacy has been developed through her roles as a classroom teacher, participant as a lead teacher on a literacy committee and most recently in her role as instructional and literacy coach at the Elementary level.
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