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Literacy and Numeracy Webcasts/Webinars

"Curriculum Services Canada (CSC) is the Pan-Canadian standards agency for quality assurance in learning products and programs. We are an incorporated, not-for-profit organization that provides services including the development, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation of teaching and learning resources, and the delivery of professional learning opportunities online, using multimedia and social networking."

October 21, 2010
Mature readers, writers, and speakers need to possess a basic knowledge of "how words work" and a set of strategies for approaching new words encountered throughout the day. Word knowledge has an impact on reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary. These skills, in turn, influence student success in all subject areas. This webcast explores effective instruction in word study. Students are encouraged to reflect on their learning, to collaborate with one another, and to use their knowledge of words in a variety of media and text forms. The students you will see in this webcast are learning to take a critical stance and developing the dispositions and skills they will need in order to be successful in the fast-paced, ever-changing, information-laden society in which they will find themselves.