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Vocabulary Building with Latin and Greek Roots and Affixes - High School Intensive

Dr. Karen Wieland (Literacy/dyslexia & Latin)
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(445)
This 15-hour intensive course teaches high school students to identify, understand, and apply knowledge of about 150 high-utility Latin and Greek roots and affixes, which signal the core meanings of thousands of English words.

Class experience

I am a dedicated and creative literacy specialist with 20+ years experience working with students of all ages. I hold permanent certification from New York State in Reading (grades K-12). I am also a certified Wilson Reading System dyslexia practitioner. I have extensive experience with Orton-Gow methods for literacy re/mediation; the foundation for that work was the introductory training I received through the Gow Teacher Training Institute. I taught Orton-Gow (Reconstructive Language) at the Gow School and the Gow School Summer Program for several years. Across the past decade, as a teacher educator and university reading center director, I helped to prepare several hundred reading teachers and literacy specialists in NY and PA. 

I completed my undergraduate degree at The Catholic University of America School of Music. My doctoral and master’s degrees were earned at the University at Buffalo School of Education, under the advisement of Dr. Michael W. Kibby, a nationally known literacy diagnostician and scholar.  I have presented my research at several national and international conferences, including Literacy Research Association, International Reading Association, and International Dyslexia Association.
Class handouts (think-sheets, notes, learning activities) will be provided by the instructor. Students will need to bring the following materials to class: 200 blank 3x5 index cards, pencils, looseleaf paper. Students should have working Google accounts and Gmail addresses so that they can access Google Apps.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
I use the Google Slides app during my sessions as a shared space to present new content to students, prompt their thinking, and capture this thinking in writing. The Google Slides app allows multiple users to read and write simultaneously on slides. 
The links to these files are sent to the students via the Zoom chat feature and posted on the classroom page. Students are not required to create Google accounts and they can write in shared files anonymously. However, if they want those files to be saved long-term in their Google Drives or in their parents’ Google Drives, they will need to request file access from the instructor.

The Quizlet app is used occasionally in class and between classes to study root and affixes meanings and derived vocabulary and to practice spelling. The instructor has a professional subscription and makes study sets. Links to those study sets are provided to students. During class, students sometimes play QuizletLive using game links shared during class. Students are not required to create Quizlet accounts and they can play Quizlet games under pseudonyms if they choose.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(445)

My name is Dr. Karen Wieland. I am a NYS-certified teacher (Reading K-12) and a former high-school teacher and college professor with 25+ years of teaching experience. I currently run a thriving independent practice as a dyslexia/literacy... 
Group Class


for 15 classes
1x per week, 15 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 6 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 13-16
3-7 learners per class

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