52nd IRA Annual Convention
Literacy Without Boundaries
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 13–17, 2007
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Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Research-based literacy strategies that work for Adult Learners: Strategies that Work for Adult English Language Learners
In this panel discussion, the presenter discussed three challenges that adult English language learners face while learning to read in English: 1) developing English phonemic awareness; 2) increasing their vocabulary; and 3) understanding cultural knowledge mentioned in readings. Research-based strategies that address each of these challenges was described with examples, and handouts were provided.
Presenters include Miriam Burt
Metro Toronto Convention Centre-South, Room 704, 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Key Factors in Assessing Literate Environments
The purpose of this session was to focus attention on the importance of creating cultures where reading and writing are valued, and not just as school activities. A joint study team from the International Federation of Library Associations, the International Reading Association, and the Center for Applied Linguistics has compiled the results of an international survey. They presented its results and invited questions and discussion from the audience.
Presenters include Kirsten Schaetzel
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Sheraton Hall B, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
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