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Monday, March 12 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Reading: The Ultimate Personalization and Differentiation Tool in the World Language Classroom

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Incorporating literacy into language class in authentic and engaging ways can be challenging. However, research shows it is a valuable tool to acquire language. In this workshop, we’ll explore the question, how can I use my students’ literacy skills to my advantage, and how can I help them further develop these skills in their second language? Presenters will discuss appropriate and engaging materials for students at different stages in their learning, the role of intensive reading (detailed with specific learning aims and tasks) vs. extensive reading (independent and for enjoyment).

Participants will experience a student literacy activity, dig deeper into research about language acquisition and reading through a text-based discussion, and hear student voices about their language-learning experiences. They will gain a tangible understanding of students' access to a text and what they may acquire from it, see evidence of these practices in the research, and consider how to incorporate independent reading in a language classroom. English language teachers and those seeking to strengthen their skills in this area will benefit from this session.

Monday March 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
550 - Convention Center