Vocabulary acquisition is fun! This workshop includes hands-on exercises devised by a professional wordsmith to help students acquire new vocabulary in a much more memorable way than the list/define/use-in-a-sentence paradigm. Whether content area- or literature-based, word lists resonate with students long after the vocabulary test.
Michael has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over 25 years. He is the founder and director of the Nova Lizard Project, a performance art troupe and is the chief facilitator of the teen writing and performance program at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Foundation. Salinger has taught workshops in colleges, high schools, and middle schools, and his energetic and creative approach has proven successful with teachers and students alike. He is the author of seven books, including "Outspoken! How to Improve Writing and Speaking Skills Through Poetry Performance" (Heinemann), and "Well Defined: Vocabulary in Rhyme" (Boyd's Mills Press) which won a place on the Voice of Youth Advocates' Nonfiction Honor List 2009. Michael has presented at conferences and worked closely with literacy and comprehension specialists Harvey Daniels, Ellin Oliver Keene. Stephanie Harvey and many other luminaries in the field. [read more]