Mini-Conference: Power-Packing Instruction for Long-Term ELLs: A Teacher’s Toolbox
December 1, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006
Presented by Nancy Cloud
After consideration of the key learning characteristics of LTELL students, this mini-conference will:
- Explore an approach to LTELL curriculum design in which teachers choose interesting and important topics that motivate learners, while power-packing instruction with the skills and strategies students need.
- Connect level-appropriate and engaging adolescent literature, informational texts and multimedia around a broad, real-world theme that inspires students to want to read and write and listen for information.
- Learn to choose materials LTELLs want to read and how to move students forward through a series of leveled texts on a theme, while teaching close reading tactics that can support them as struggling readers when faced with text above their level.
- Explore ways of inspiring LTELLs to write using motivating tools designed to push their writing abilities forward across the major writing genres.
Special attention will be given to academic vocabulary development as is required to support academic reading and writing; the type required by standards-based assessments at the secondary level.
Suggested Audience: Grades 5-12 Teachers (General & Special Education)