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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Word Study and Fluency: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch Dr. Paratore's lecture on Word Study and Fluency.

Print Dr. Paratore's Word Study Lecture Posters (PDF). Use the posters to take notes on the lecture.

In this video segment, Dr. Paratore presents and discusses the research-based principles of effective word study instruction. The lecture focuses on three areas of word study in grades K-2: emergent literacy, phonics, and reading accuracy and fluency. All three areas provide the foundation for learning to read and write.

An accompanying lecture transcript (PDF) is also available.

Video Segment.

Dr. Paratore's Lecture

Jeanne Paratore.

Find this segment approximately 7 minutes and 55 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 10 1/2 minutes.

At the end of the lecture, review your notes and consider these questions:

  • What are the major concepts of beginning word study?
  • What are the elements of phonemic awareness?
  • What are the components of phonics?
  • What questions do you have in applying these concepts to your instruction?
Optional Viewing. Jeanne Paratore.

You may want to watch the video introduction and preliminary discussion. Find this segment approximately 3 minutes and 45 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 4 minutes.


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