Develop Strong Oral Language and Foundational Skills in Reading and Writing with Multilingual Students in the Virtual World: Grades 1-5

Tues, May 26, 11am-3pm Eastern Standard Time
Wed, May 27, 11am-3pm Eastern Standard Time
Institute will be offered live, over Zoom.

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Grade: 1-5
Featuring: Marie Mounteer and Lucía Rocha-Nestler
Payment: Purchase orders for this institute can be made out to: Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Network, 525 W 120th Street, Box 77, New York, NY 10027

This institute aims to support participants in understanding the relationship that both oral language development and foundational skills play in growing more fluent and experienced readers and writers. Across these two days participants will study what it means to develop proficiency in reading and writing in English as a multilingual learner and how to lead instruction that support students in developing these important skills in a virtual setting.

Presenters will help lead you in inquiries around goal setting for language and literacy, while suggesting ways to assess oral language both in terms of paying close attention to language structures as well as the vocabulary that multilingual students are using. They will provide examples and suggestions for using digital technologies and explore a variety of methods to help students develop more expressive and receptive language during reading and writing.

During this institute, you will learn more about the ‘gaps’ students may have in key foundational skills that can also lead to ‘gaps’ in their understanding of reading and writing in English. The presenters will help you see the relationship and impact of strong phonological awareness and phonics knowledge will have on your multilingual students. They will show you how to work on these skills in spelling as well through reading and decoding, as well as suggest ways to continue to develop stronger fluency skills through reading. You will learn how to not only teach these skills remotely but how to get students to use their digital tools to practice and reflect on their own work.

You’ll leave ready to support your multilingual students in developing strong oral language and foundational skills in reading and writing, even when teaching virtually.




This institute will be offered online, in real-time via Zoom, and will not be recorded for later distribution. We will accept attendees until the institute has reached capacity.