Writing with Multilingual Learners in the Elementary Grades

#262, Marson

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Contact: Jan Marson
Agency Assistant: JoAnn Martin 608-786-4854
Location: CESA #4
923 East Garland Street
West Salem, WI 54669
Facility: Discovery Room
2/5/2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Registration begins at 8:00 AM
2/6/2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Registration begins at 8:00 AM

In this interactive workshop we will explore a pedagogical approach that supports multilingual learners writing in various academic genres.  We'll look at examples of this in science and consider how this approach develops multilingual learners' writing skills and their awareness of how language works in written form.  Tools and resources in this workshop can easily be adapted for various content areas and grade levels.

Together, we will explore how to:

  • build content area background knowledge with the whole class
  • explore the language of mentor texts with students in order to unpack highly valued ways of using language in a specific genre
  • jointly construct a text with students from the mentor text
  • support students as they apply their learning about language choices in a target genre
  • engage students in a cycle of review, reflection and revision to increase effectiveness

Audience: Elementary grade-level teachers, English language development specialists, and instructional coaches.

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event, unless otherwise stated in the event details. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Dietary Restrictions: CESA #4 will make every attempt to accommodate dietary restrictrions as noted in a user's MyQuickReg profile; however, we encourage anyone with a dietary restriction or preference to bring food items in case the event menu cannot fully accommodate. Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Additional Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.