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Thursday, August 8 • 8:00am - 11:15am
Learning and Retaining Academic Vocabulary

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If we’re to help our English Learners access the rigorous demands of today’s content standards, we must cultivate the “code” that drives school success: academic language. This session will focus on high-impact strategies of the four essential components of academic language.Participants will learn how vocabulary is best taught as a tool for completing and constructing more complex messages, as well as how to: 1) Teach high-frequency academic words and discipline-specific vocabulary across content areas, 2) Utilize strategies for teaching academic vocabulary, moving students from Tier 1 to Tiers 2 and 3 words and selecting appropriate words to teach, 3) Assess vocabulary growth as you go. Vocabulary instruction must connect to the texts our ELs are given to read, not from a set of activities that teach words in isolation. This session will help participants get started developing their instructional tool-kit with regard to leveraging improved academic vocabulary for closing the achievement gap.

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Olivia Amador

Professional Learning Consultant, Corwin
Olivia joined the Corwin professional learning team in 2018 with a wealth of knowledge and experiences as a leading learner. She has been innovative in her practices and has instituted many transformative structures that have resulted in the development of effective teachers, improvement... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:15am CDT
Irving Convention Center 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039