Pre-Convention Institute: What’s Different About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners?

9:00am - 4:00pm

This workshop provides K–8 educators with an understanding of how successful reading instruction for English language learners may be different from instruction for native speakers. Recommendations of the National Literacy Panel (2006) are referenced, and an abundance of strategies is shared.

In this workshop participants will identify the similarities and differences in teaching reading to English proficient and English learner students; explain how the nature of reading and the components of reading instruction apply to the teaching and learning of reading for ELLs; use reading strategies that are useful for teaching ELLs at a variety of proficiency levels, reading levels, L1 literacy levels, ages, and language and cultural backgrounds.