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Harness Students' Critical Thinking Skills and Close the Vocabulary Gap

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Would you like to increase vocabulary comprehension for your K-12 students whether they are students who are struggling or those who are already exceling? Join Beth Lawrence as she discusses the key roles vocabulary, background knowledge, and visuals play in student comprehension. You will learn about a new cognitive-educational construct, Semantic Reasoning (developed by co-founders Deena Seifert and Beth Lawrence) and why it's so important. Beth will also share research, a demo, and testimonials on InferCabulary, a web-based tool that uses Semantic Reasoning, and explain the powerful impact it has on getting students to immediately apply new knowledge to new concepts. In addition, she will show how you can easily create your own Semantic Reasoning vocabulary lessons using Google's free Workbench tool. Come discover how to improve comprehension for all of your students!

SPONSOR: This webinar is brought to you by InferCabulary . For information about InferCabulary and how they make vocabulary visible, please visit


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Addressing Learning Loss, Reading & Writing, Sponsored
Tags: Google Workbench, InferCabulary, reading, reading comprehension, semantic reasoning, vocabulary

Reviews (82)

Full Member
Full Member
Thanks, a lot of useful information.
This webinar is very informative and informational.
great material
Basic Member
Very interesting. Critical thinking skills, deductive reasoning - awesome method of learning vocabulary.
Critical thinking skills are important to life
Basic Member
There was a lot of useful information. Will I use it? Maybe if I am more acclimated to it, and find out what way to use it for the students I have in my classroom.
Basic Member
I did not care at all for the InferCabulary method of teaching vocabulary. Maybe it's because I'm more math oriented, but every word that the author was using to showcase how wonderful she thought the program was would have immensely confused me if I was learning the vocabulary words for the first time. For instance, the pictures for the word "prominent" all contained images that were vertical except for the picture of a woman's eyes. I would have thought about linking the yellow in the trees picture with the green in the woman's eyes, and I would definitely have thought about how all of the pictures depicted objects or people who were upright so I would have thought that the word "prominent" had something to do with upright or being vertical. I felt the same way about the other words too. The word "elaborate," for instance, used the picture of a beautiful, wrought iron gate. A child in poverty who has not traveled far from home may think that everybody's house except theirs has a gate. I didn't like it, and the author really, really, really enjoyed using her vast vocabulary. Too many syllables per minute!
Great one, comprehension and critical thinking are also vital in Math
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