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SPECIAL INTEREST:

Promoting Equity for Long Term English Learners

This institute focuses on the design and implementation of effective participation structures for secondary language arts/literacy classrooms as a way to develop language for high -need English Learners. The week will provide a particular focus on students who remain classified as English Learners for more than five years and as a result are placed at risk of academic failure over time. Accordingly, some of the topics to be learned in this institute include:

 

  • How to design quality lessons which both challenge and support students as they engage in rigorous, accelerated learning

  • How to focus on oracy and invite students into classroom interactions with peers that apprentice them into reading and writing explanatory and argumentative texts

  • How to develop meta-cognitive awareness of accomplishments, needs, and strategies to move ahead academically

  • How to increase long-term English Learners’ access to rich, complex texts by increasing quality peer interactions as they read and write explanatory and argumentative texts

  • How to use the QTEL approach to design lessons and/or units around a spiraling design that scaffolds long-term English Learners’ metacognitive awareness about genres, their purposes, organization, and typical language with the goal of building their autonomy as readers and writers of explanatory and argumentative texts

MEET THE PRESENTER

Mary Schmida

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