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Literacy apps are a great way to engage students in the 5 Pillars of Literacy — phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. With 67% of 4th and 8th grade students falling below proficient in reading comprehension (NAEP 2017 Test Scores), engaging students in literacy is more important than ever. Learn about apps available online and on tablets and practical ways to engage students to improve literacy.

States approved for CEU: AZ, CA

Number of hours: 1.0

Instructional Level: Intermediate


Learning Outcomes: 
1. Identify the 5 pillars of reading comprehension and best practice instruction.
2. Learn how to engage students using writing apps.
3. Examine apps for breadth and depth of vocabulary instruction.
4. Describe the semantic reasoning process.


Financial/Non-financial Disclosures:
All presenters receive income from course library purchases at XceptionalED.

Deena Seifert and Beth Lawrence are speech-language pathologists. They are co-founders of Communication Apptitude Inc., which has created InferCabulary, a web-based vocabulary app, and WordQuations, an iPad app. They financially benefit from sales of these apps. The concepts presented in today’s course are concepts on which the apps were developed. Deena and Beth receive author royalties from Academic Therapy Publications for sales of The Test of Semantic Reasoning.

This course will focus on utilizing a variety of apps including Communication Apptitude’s Infercabulary.com and WordQuations.


Course Instructions:

  1. Sign up for this course.
  2. Return to this course and click on “Start Course”.
  3. To obtain a Course Certificate
    1. Complete the Course Evaluation
    2. Achieve 80% on the Quiz
    3. Click on “Finish Course”


Replay videos

The recorded version of live webinars will be posted approximately 24-48 hours after the completion of the live webinar.


Replay videos will only be available until 9:00PM PST/11:59PM EST, Sunday 4/7/19, following the conference to allow you to watch the recorded version.


“Live” Course Certificates:

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If you need “LIVE” on your Course Certificate you must complete the Quiz within 24 hours of the Live Webinar.

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