Demo Lesson by Kelly Acosta: Using Morphological Instruction to Support Reading for Students with Disabilities

10:45 am on Friday, February 14, 2020
12:15 pm on Friday, February 14, 2020
Rm 411, 2 Silber Way
Abstract: Kelly will present how she has used research to inform her practices, and conduct a demonstration lesson on the use of morphological instruction to support reading for students with disabilities and other struggling learners in upper elementary to secondary contexts. The lesson will include information on the importance of morphological instruction, a description of morphological instruction, and provide evidence- based strategies on how to incorporate morphological instruction into lesson content to promote vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension. Attendants will actively participate and practice using a strategy to support reading.

About Kelly Acosta: Kelly Acosta, M.Ed., is a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida. Her research areas of interest are teacher education, special education policy, reading, and post-secondary transition. Her dissertation is focused on understanding the lesson study process within the MTSS framework with teams of fourth grade general and special educators. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as a special educator for thirteen years at Brockton High School, supporting students with disabilities in inclusive settings.