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What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English

EDUC 600

Learn how to provide effective reading instruction to ELLs in grades K-8. Please join us at an upcoming two-day Direct Strategies Institute using CAL's widely-used What's Different? professional development program. The training will provide participants with an understanding of the methodology and strategies for teaching English language learners (ELLs) how to read.

Objectives:

Participants will achieve the following: 

  1. Develop an understanding of how learning to read in English differs for native English speakers and English Language Learners 
  2. Understand five components of reading that are the foundation of successful reading programs: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency, and reading comprehension 
  3. Identify effective strategies and techniques to improve reading instruction for native English speakers and English language learners in elementary and middle school classrooms.

Required Materials:

"What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?" Study Guide (participants will receive at the workshop) Copies of their ACCESS 2013 score reports

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