Dual Language Literacy Instructional Practices: Lotta Lara, Dictado, and the Literacy Club Intervention


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Last Date to Register: 1/12/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/9/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
1/12/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
1/14/2021 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM


Learn and apply authentic Spanish literacy methods to your instruction in your dual language or bilingual program. Participants will learn the strategies of Lotta Lara and Dictado, as well as the Literacy Club intervention to use with multilingual students in a dual language or bilingual program.

Lotta Lara was developed by Biliteracy Squared and is used to develop comprehension, oracy, reading fluency, and biliteracy. The Dictado is a writing method intended for use in Spanish literacy and literacy-based English Language Development, works to refine language arts skills, and develop student's metalanguage skills. The Literacy Club is a Tier 2 or intermediate intervention for small groups of language learners who struggle with literacy, and it has been field-tested in English as an additional language (EAL) and dual language/bilingual contexts.

Participants should bring literacy materials that they are currently using to the session. They will be able to create their own dictados and plan for Lotta Lara so that they can use these components right away in their own classrooms. Participants will also take part in an interactive demonstration lesson for Literacy Club. The first day will cover Lotta Lara and Dictado, with the second day focusing on the Literacy Club.

This session will reference The Literacy Club: Effective Instruction and Intervention for Linguistically Diverse Learners by Dr. Kathy Henn-Reinke and Xee Yang. Participants can purchase their own copy from Caslon or Amazon in advance of the session.

Cost:  $75


About the Facilitator: Dr. Kathryn Henn-Reinke began her career as a Spanish/English elementary bilingual teacher. She is professor emerita from the ESL/bilingual program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she was co-director of several federal grants for the licensing of ESL/bilingual teachers. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a Master's degree in Reading, and a Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests include intervention and instruction with bilingual learners, development of biliteracy, and trilingual education.




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