Listen to Susan Ebbers as she shares her thoughts about the importance of vocabulary instruction with an AIM student. She describes vocabulary as the portal to comprehension and addresses its role in our ability to convey our thoughts. Lastly, Susan speaks to how educators can choose words to teach.
Susan Ebbers has focused her research on morphological awareness, vocabulary, measurement design, and interest as a motivational variable. For her dissertation work, she created a tool for measuring word-learning aptitude. She has taught primary and secondary grades and was awarded by the district for her contributions to literacy. She also served as a K-8 principal. With her publisher, Cambium Learning, Susan has authored four supplemental programs for developing vocabulary, morphology, and/or multidimensional decoding. She is developing a series of children’s books, beginning with Jamie’s Journey: The Savannah. Learn more at Susan’s award-winning, multi-author edublog Vocabulogic or visit her website, Readingway.
- Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction, Second Edition
by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown, and Linda Kucan
- teachable moments
AIM's groundbreaking digital delivery platform, AIM PATHWAYS™, allows our team to make a range of in-person learning experiences available online and to take online learning to a new, more interactive level, while providing trained teachers access to "just in time" diagnostic and prescriptive tolls to use in school. Graduate credits for the IDA-accredited AIM Pathways course are also available. From evidence-based training using Scarborough's Reading Rope to programs in other research-based methodologies, AIM offers teacher training programs aligned with current best practices and the most up-to-date research in both online and onsite learning environments.