9-12 English Language Arts

Leslie Trail talks about how she uses argument writing in her classroom.

What do you do with a high school student that does not know the alphabet? Struggling learners in grades 6-12 have the same literacy needs as younger students, but they require different strategies. This session will focus on appropriate materials and methods for building literacy in middle and high school students.

The six principles laid out by TESOL for exemplary teaching of English Learners gives teachers a framework to align their classroom practices. Using this framework, the presenter will share strategies and information to increase teachers’ and administrators’ capacity to improve instruction for older EL’s. In addition, the presenter will share ways teachers can leverage student voice in reading and writing activities.

Dr. Marcia Henry continues from her earlier lecture building from the history and diving into vocabulary research. Giving examples of student work and root word concepts that make language hard, Dr. Henry gets back to basics by exaimining the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek foundational root words and the prefixes and suffixes established in our vocabulary and how we build words together with meaning.

Dr. Carreker guides teachers through common spelling errors and how recognizing the reasoning behind these errors can help guide corrective instruction. Dr. Carreker gives common examples of mixed up phonemics.

Dr. Marcia Henry takes a communication trip reaching from the cave paintings of South Africa, impact of trade routes, Chinese, Greek, Old English, and how the history of language built the structure of English we use today.

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