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Thu, Feb 22


Sankofa Video, Books, & Café

Etymology Rules: Language to Basics Lecture

Are you a word nerd? Well we've got the perfect event for you this Black History Month! Brittany Selah Lee-Bey will be giving a lecture on her new book EtymologyRules: Back to Basics! You won't want to miss this!

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Etymology Rules: Language to Basics Lecture
Etymology Rules: Language to Basics Lecture

Time & Location

Feb 22, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sankofa Video, Books, & Café, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

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About the book:

Back to Basics is for readers to build a firm foundation in the English language. It is an interactive learning resource with clear and concise content and exercises to strengthen word knowledge, particularly English orthography (the study of a language's writing system) and vocabulary. Knowing how words operate is key to developing strong reading skills, and teachers have an in depth understanding of English language and can best implement word study. Word study is a research-based method of instruction through which readers learn sounds, patterns, and word parts, key to developing word attack, word recognition, and vocabulary skills. Complete with information, skill instruction, and practice, this first book of the series helps its reader become a word connoisseur, one who is an expert of word knowledge. To know a word is to know what it is comprised, and readers of Back to Basics will be able to aptly analyze and interpret words.

About the author:

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey is the author of EtymologyRules: Back to Basics, a workbook teaching the fundamentals of language and literacy instruction. As a language enthusiast, Selah aims to equip the world with the power and knowledge of words and commits to this mission in all that she does. By day she is a reading specialist and debate coach at a secondary school in DC but by night she writes short stories and raps with her best friend. A DM(V) native, Selah enjoys the beach, gogo music and reality television.

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey is the founder of EtymologyRules, a language education company aimed at equipping people worldwide with the knowledge and power of words. She is a reading specialist with masters degrees in special education and reading instruction. In addition to writing about language, Brittany Selah writes creative fiction and nonfiction. Her work can be found in Kairos literary magazine, Black Powerful curated by Natasha Marin and Black Freighter Press’s When We Exhale anthology.


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