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Dr Danielle Colenbrander chats about vocabulary for reading instruction


Dr Danielle Colenbrander chats with us about the role of vocabulary in reading instruction. Dr Danielle Colenbrander is a researcher and member of the Macquarie University Centre for Reading. Danielle trained as a speech language pathologist at Macquarie University before completing her PhD exploring the role of oral vocabulary in reading comprehension difficulties. She has worked with diverse populations of children in a variety of settings in Australia and the UK. She is interested in relationships between vocabulary knowledge, reading aloud and reading comprehension. For further reading and professional learning: Effective Reading: Vocabulary (professional learning for NSWDoE teachers)https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/literacy-and-numeracy/professional-learning Literacy and numeracy website (NSWDoE intranet) education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-l…y-and-numeracy1) Beck, McKeown & Kucan (2013). Bringing Words to Life: Robust Vocabulary Instruction (2nd edition) Beck, McKeown & Kucan (2008). Creating Robust Vocabulary: Frequently Asked Questions and Extended Examples, Parsons & Branagan (2017). Word Aware: Teaching Vocabulary Across the Day, Across the Curriculum. Duff, Dawna (2019).Has Vocabulary Intervention Had an Effect? A Valid, Reliable, and (Fairly) Quick Outcome Measure for Semantic Knowledge, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools • Vol. 50 • 506–517



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