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Helping English Language Learners in Grades 4 -12 Meet Standards for Reading: Enhancing Background and Acquiring Vocabulary


This engaging and interactive session provides research-based methods and concrete ideas to successfully support English learners in meeting challenging state academic standards in reading. These methods include using elements from NBC’s “The Voice,” an excerpt about Marian Anderson, and information about the civil rights movement. In addition, the session will introduce scaffolding techniques for providing essential background and identifying and teaching vocabulary. To wrap-up, participants will have time to discuss implications for implementation.


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