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Literacy Instruction for English Learners
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30.00
Learning to read in a language you are simultaneously learning to speak and understand is more complicated than learning to read in a language you already know. This is the challenge faced by millions of English Learners (ELs) whose English proficiency is low and school achievement generally poor.
What do we know about teaching English learners to read, write, and develop as English readers and writers? Literacy interventions, classroom studies, and neurolinguistic research all demonstrate two basic facts: First, learning to read in a language you are simultaneously learning is very similar to learning to read in a language you already know. Second, however, there are differences having to do with limited English proficiency. These differences become increasingly pronounced at more advanced stages of literacy development when English language proficiency becomes increasingly important for literacy development.In this presentation Dr. Goldenberg will first go over what is often referred to as “the science of reading” (SOR): What do we know that children need to know and be able to do in order to learn to read and get on the road to competent reading? He will then identify what supports and instruction ELs need if they are to become competent readers in English. Finally, Dr. Goldenberg will describe some of the strategies and instruction used by programs that have been more successful in promoting English reading and language development among ELs who are in English instructional programs. Don’t miss this timely, information-packed session! Visit www.readingwithtlc.com