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Direct Strategies Institute

Learn how to provide effective reading instruction to ELLs in grades K-8 using the What's Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? professional development materials.

At this Direct Strategies Institute using CAL's widely-used What's Different? professional development program, the training will provide participants with an understanding of the methodology and strategies for teaching English language learners (ELLs) how to read. This research-based curriculum incorporates key findings from the National Literacy Panel (2006) and will consider the implications of common standards on teaching reading to ELLs.

The three-day What's Different? Direct Strategies Institute is designed for elementary and middle school classroom, ESL, and reading teachers as well as school administrators who want to ensure reading progress on the part of ELLs. CAL encourages teams of ESL, reading, and classroom teachers to attend.

What you will receive:

  • The What's Different? Study Guide

  • An understanding of the similarities and differences between teaching reading to ELLs and teaching reading to native English speakers.

  • Effective practical strategies for teaching reading to ELLs in the areas of oral language development, vocabulary development, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and comprehension strategies.

  • Implications of common standards on reading instructions for ELLs.

  • Step-by-step guidance on how to use and adapt effective reading strategies for ELLs in your classroom.

CAL can work with you to tailor this professional development workshop to meet your needs and budget.

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