The Literacy Club - Literacy Intervention for Multilingual Learners


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/29/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/26/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Gretchen Lettau
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111A
11/29/2022 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
2/14/2023 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Price: $225.00

Your Guide to Literacy Intervention for Multilingual Learners!

Description: The Literacy Club (LC) is an effective approach to instruction and intervention for linguistically diverse K-5 learners who are struggling with literacy in general education or bilingual education classrooms. This step-by-step guide shows English as a second language, bilingual, and classroom teachers and literacy specialists how to implement the LC in their schools. Teachers learn how to set appropriate goals (oracy, literacy, and metacognitive awareness) for language learners, use strategies that accelerate student learning, and continuously monitor student progress. Through detailed descriptions, teachers also see how to adapt the LC for different types of programs.

Participants will be able to try out the learning from session 1 into their classroom and bring back classroom data for session 2. Participants will be able to receive feedback on implementation and plan for their classroom instruction.

Cost: $225

Presenters: Gretchen Lettau and Dr. Kathryn Henn-Reinke


About the Facilitators:


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.





Gretchen Lettau is a consultant in the Language and Culture Center of Excellence supporting the areas of Language Acquisition, English Learners, and Dual Language Education. Gretchen has worked as a teacher and coordinator for 19 years with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. She comes to CESA 2 after working in the Menasha Joint School District as a high school history, ESL and Bilingual teacher, and coordinator for the EL and Bilingual Programs. Throughout her career, Gretchen has collaborated with school districts in the areas of best practices, EL Co-teaching methods, academic language development, literacy and language practices when implementing workshop models, program reviews, and professional learning. Gretchen has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and holds administrative licenses for the principalship and director of curriculum and instruction.






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