Turn Your Students into Lexophiles (Word Lovers): Make Word Study Engaging and Fun


Speaker: Tim Rasinski


SKU: 110515

Webinar Description

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Put away the worksheets, vocabulary lists and spelling tests. Your students are about to discover how fun and fascinating word study can be.

Proficiency in phonics (word decoding) and vocabulary (word meaning) are essential for success in reading.  Yet, too often, schools drill students on important word skills with the result that many come to dread the study of words and, by extension, to dislike and avoid reading.

Are you ready for some fresh ideas on how to get your students excited about words?

Join Timothy Rasinski, co-author of the book Essential Strategies for Word Study, for an engaging and insightful 2-hour webinar that will explore practical, effective and playful  approaches to  word study that improve your students’ ability to decode, spell, and understand words.

Tim will model lots of word games and word-study exercises and share plenty of word-study resources.   This is a special opportunity to kick-start your word-study instruction skills with a leading expert and lexophile!

Webinar Topics:

  • Word games that make word study fun (Making Words, Making and Writing Words, Word Ladders, and Wordo)
  • Word patterns that teach connections among words–word families, rhymes, words sharing Latin and Greek roots
  • Learn how to introduce students to sets of words that are thematically and meaningfully related and that they commonly encounter in their own reading
  • Vocabulary Ladders as an alternative to using the Thesaurus
  • How to help your students understand and appreciate figurative language such as idioms and other expressions


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About the Speaker

Tim Rasinski

Tim Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. He has written more than 150 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 15 books or curriculum programs on reading education. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. He has published numerous best selling books with Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education.

Tim recently served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association, and from 1992 to 1999 was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal of literacy education. He currently serves as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. He is also a past-president of the College Reading Association and has won the A. B. Herr Award from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010 Tim was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame.

Prior to coming to Kent State, Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.


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