CAL Presentation

Developing Academic Literacy with English Learners in Grades 6-12

October 18, 2013 11:00am – 12:15pm


Presented at: WIDA 2013 National Conference
October 17 – 19, 2013 | Milwaukee, WI

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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