This conference, held in San Antonio, TX, on July 22, 2014, examined evidence-based strategies and recommendations for improving English language academic instruction.
Teachers, preservice teachers, academic coaches, principals, administrators, para-educators, professional development providers, researchers and university faculty
REL Southwest, SEDL
- Agenda, Presentations, and Handouts
- Educator's Practice Guide: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School
- Recap of Conference and Photos
View the archived resources for the related November 10 webinar.
This conference focused on the four recommendations in the new educator's practice guide Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School, produced by the What Works Clearinghouse through the Institute of Education Sciences.
- Recommendation 1: Teach a set of academic vocabulary words intensively across several days using a variety of instructional activities
- Recommendation 2: Integrate oral and written English language instruction into content-area teaching
- Recommendation 3: Provide regular, structured opportunities to develop written language skills
- Recommendation 4: Provide small-group instructional intervention to students struggling in areas of literacy and English language development
Each recommendation includes extensive examples of activities that can be used to support students as they build the language and literacy skills needed to succeed academically. Explore tools, resources, and strategies that you can implement immediately.