Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
In this workshop participants will explore different profiles of 6th - 12th grade Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and their instructional needs as they progress through the typical stages in English language acquisition. Participants will also practice different types of instructional adaptations to the general education curriculum that will increase DLLs academic success. A particular emphasis will be on academic vocabulary, which will also be beneficial to the academic success of all students. The presenter, Dr. Laura Raynolds, is a professor in the Graduate Reading Program at Southern Connecticut State University and a consultant with Literacy How. Dr. Raynolds has consulted extensively with school programs in New York and Connecticut, and has published articles on her research concerning the language and literacy growth of bilingual children.