Developing Academic Literacy with English Learners in Grades 6-12

11:00am - 12:15pm
Presented at: WIDA 2013 National Conference

New national standards provide an opportunity to reconceptualize what literacy and language development mean for ELs in academic contexts. This session will (1) explain and provide examples of a 21st century approach to literacy development, (2) show how academic language is embedded in the practices promoted by the national standards, and (3) apply this approach in the context of a US History lesson, highlighting strategies using multimodal resources for developing academic language and literacy.

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