TO BOLDLY TRANSFORM THE TEACHING OF LITERACY
Investigate Language through Orthography
Improve reading, writing and spelling while developing critical thinking.
Optimize and expand the knowledge of bilingual learners to achieve biliteracy.
We are inspired by and collaborate with a worldwide community of linguist scholars.
Training and Professional Development
Everyone Reading Illinois workshop "How to Teach Sight Words"
RAiSE-Resource Association in Special Education, District 102, LaGrange, Illinois
District 181, Hinsdale, Illinois
The Latin School, Chicago, Illinois
The Cove School, Northbrook, IL
Frankfort School District 157C
Grand Prairie Elementary K-2
Chelsea Intermediate 3-5
Hickory Creek Middle 6-8
LaGrange School District 102
Western Springs District 101
Lisle Elementary District 202
District 202, Lisle, Illinois
Manhattan School District 114
Parent University - LaGrange, Illinois
ESSA Conference Chicago
IEngage, South Berwyn District 100
RAiSE-Resource Association in Special Education, District 102, LaGrange, Illinois
Everyone Reading Illinois Conference presenter - 2018
CONFERENCE - ORTHOGRAPHY AND STRUCTURED WORD INQUIRY - February 28, March 1, March 2, 2019
Plan on joining us in Fall of 2020 for the Second Annual CONFERENCE - ORTHOGRAPHY AND STRUCTURED WORD INQUIRY!
Stay tuned for details......
LANGUAGE INSIGHTS PROVIDES LITERACY TRAINING BASED ON A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO LANGUAGE
Language Insights was established to boldly transform the teaching of literacy by using a scientific approach. We provide professional development in orthography. Orthography is the optimal writing system of a language based on understanding of the interrelation of morphology, etymology and phonology. This training complements any literacy program.
LANGUAGE INSIGHTS: CLIENT SERVICES
Markedly improves reading, writing, vocabulary and spelling while developing critical thinking based on scientific inquiry.
Customized to meet individual needs
DISTRICT-WIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
HANDS-ON TEACHER TRAINING
INTERACTIVE MODEL LESSONS
Tier 1, 2, 3; Special Education
BOARD OF EDUCATION, ADMINISTRATION or PARENT GROUP
Workshops and Seminars Available
TRANSFORM YOUR TEACHING OF SIGHT WORDS
Spellings are related to origin and meaning not memorization
EXPLORE LATIN AND GREEK ORIGINS: ETYMOLOGY
Improve grammar, writing and fluency
EXPLORE LANGUAGE STRUCTURE AND THE BRIDGE TO ENGLISH FOR MULTI-LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Link language acquisition through morphology and etymology
BOOST COMPREHENSION THROUGH MORPHOLOGY
Investigate Prefixes, Bases and Suffixes
K-2 PHONEME/ GRAPHEME CORRESPONDENCE
All you ever need to know about phonemes/graphemes to
improve reading, spelling, fluency, comprehension
HANDWRITING: THE PATHWAY TO LITERACY
Investigate the interconnectivity of writing and literacy
What You Need to Know to Effectively Teach Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary
but Never Learned in Teacher Training.
These comprehensive workshops will expand, enrich and complement literacy or language arts program already in use.
Classroom Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Resource Teachers Reading Specialists, Tutors and Administrators will benefit from these workshops.
Instruction linked to specific Common Core Standards for Reading and Language Arts
Language Insights reserves the right to cancel any workshop with full refunds given.
Workshop A. Kindergarten and Grade 1
Foundational Reading Skills and Structured Word Inquiry
Reading Phonology and Morphology:
Go beyond phonics and discover phoneme-grapheme correspondence
Enhance any reading program
Understand the foundations of phonology
Learn to use morphology; prefixes, bases, suffixes
Teach "sight words" by using word origin and meaning without rote memorization
Improve fluency without drill and kill
Script - :Connect script to early literacy skills
Learn to improve reading, spelling, and story telling through script.
Workshop B. Grades 1, 2, 3,
Improve Reading, Fluency, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Critical Thinking
Learn to use Structured Word Inquiry to improve literacy
Move beyond one syllable words with morphology
Expand your knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondence
Learn how spelling conventions impact reading and spelling
Hands-on activities to use in classrooms from day one
Workshop C Grades 4 and up
Using Word Structure to Improve Literacy Skills in the Advanced Grades
Teach Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary while Developing Critical Thinking
Fundamentals of morphology and etymology
Use analysis of word structure to support advanced reading skills
Learn to use explicit instruction in orthography (spelling) to improve reading comprehension and content knowledge
Learn to boost students’ literacy achievement by incorporating morphological instruction
Link Latin and Greek roots to English words
Investigate vocabulary from all content areas: Science, Math, Social Studies, and Language Arts
Strategies and activities for classroom instruction will be provided
MEET YOUR LANGUAGE INSIGHTS TEAM
LanguageInsights team member Mary McBride has taught in the US and overseas in Singapore, Dubai and Japan. She has worked as a reading specialist, resource and classroom teacher and private tutor. Mary has home-schooled both gifted and challenged students. Currently she is a Literacy Coach in a Chicago suburb.
Mary has provided teacher training workshops, classroom model lessons and has developed curriculum. She holds an advanced Orton-Gillingham certification and a MA in Special Education in Learning Disabilities.
LanguageInsights team member Ellen
Meyer brings an expertise in
phonology, etymology and morphology
and holds an advanced certification in
Orton- Gillingham. She has presented
numerous workshops for
administrators, teachers and parents.
Currently, she is a trainer and
consultant in a Chicago suburb.
Ellen excels in working with dyslexic
and learning disabled students. She
currently serves as an active board
member of Everyone Reading Illinois.
Of late, the words <metonym> and
<ennui> have sent Ellen into deep
Our team has data showing significant students' growth on standardized assessments. We provide practical solutions for achieving success in literacy. We have 20+ years combined experience in classroom and intervention settings. We are a team of experienced trainers of English Language Learners. Our expertise is in developing critical thinking.
CONTACT LANGUAGE INSIGHTS
Mary McBride 708-408-2026
Ellen Meyer 708-602-0297
Hear what Administrators, Teachers and Parents are saying about Language Insights!
"There is more structure to the English language than I thought at the beginning of the workshop! I know more about etymology than I thought. This can be valuable for any student of any age."
"The English language MAKES SENSE!!!! Also, I loved the word matrices that were shared. Finally, I loved the exploration/inquiry format. It really kept us engaged and inquisitive!
"I am excited to move from a traditional spelling program/workbooks to this more inquiry based learning model."
"Thank you for the very informative session. I am fascinated with what you presented. The history of letters and their usage was fascinating."
WORLD WIDE NETWORK OF COLLEAGUES
See "The Real Spelling Gallery " for short films, tutorials on a range of topics.
Join in with live video conferencing for orthographic scholarship in the "Spellinars" section.
GINA COOKE-LINGUISTIC EDUCATOR EXCHANGE - LEX
LEX author Gina Cooke strives to provide accurate linguistic information and reliable logical strategies for teachers and learners of the English language in search of evidence about English and its instruction.
See the Lexinars tab for online seminars for language professionals and others interested in the facts about written English.
online seminars for language professionals and others interested in the facts about written English.
Peter Bowers, PhD, is the founder of the WordWorks Literacy Centre in Ontario, Canada. For most of his ten years as an elementary school teacher in international schools and in Canada, Peter shared the common view that English spelling is highly irregular and full of exceptions to be memorized.
See upcoming workshops in SWI with Pete Bowers
VISIT OTHER COLLEAGUES
Word Nerdery by Ann Whiting http:// wordinquiry.wordpress.com
Classroom Blog by MaryBeth Steven
Beyond the Word by Lyn Anderson wordsinbogor.blogspot.com
Rebecca Loveless Blog
Sue Hegland Tutoring