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Bilingual Common Core Progressions: ELL Bi-Literacy Development Information


Dr. Patricia Velasco,
Professor of Education,
Queens College, City University of New York

Elementary and Middle School Session: 8:30am to 11:30am

K – 8th Grade Bilingual and/or Home Language Arts teachers

High School Session:  12:30 PM – 3 PM

9 – 12th Grade Bilingual and/or Home Language Arts teachers

Workshop Description:

The New York State Education Department Bilingual Common Core Progressions (BCCP), designed to support Bilingual and/or Home Language Arts teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with ELLs will be the foundation for Dr. Patricia Velasco’s workshop.  Among the topics to be explored include:
Overview of the CCSS and the BCCP:  Presence of the Home Language Arts Progressions (HLAP) in the New Language Arts Progressions (NLAP)

  • Current conceptualizations about language development including academic language
  • Direct focus on the speaking and listening standards as the basis for bi-literacy development
  • Building background knowledge as a key component in reading comprehension
  • Strategies for scaffolding writing instruction and biliterate assessments will be offered
  • Reading strategies for content area reading in upper grades