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Advancing the Academic Listening and Writing Abilities of High School Transitioning and Expanding ELLs


A full-day workshop for Integrated ENL/ELA and Integrated ENL/Social Studies Teachers in a Co-Teaching Model


Nancy Cloud, Professor Emerita, M.Ed. in TESL Program, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Workshop Objectives

At this workshop, participants will:

  • Define the language characteristics of Transitioning and Expanding ELLs and identify the target skills needed to reach the next stage of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Explore a model unit on the Dust Bowl in which students build academic listening and writing skills around Social Studies informational texts and Dust Bowl literature
  • Explore strategies for assisting soon-to-exit ELLs with close reading of novels, biographies, speeches, informational and photo documentary texts; texts which become mentor texts for advancing students’ academic vocabularies and writing skills across the genre

We will offer breakfast. Lunch will be on your own.