Fostering English learners’ (ELs’) access to content and acquisition of language is crucial to effectively position them for academic success. Our new 20-hour book study is designed for educators looking for tools and strategies to support ELs’ learning in their context. The book study is framed around Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder’s best selling book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible. This professional development opportunity, applicable for teachers and administrators, allows you to independently read and reflect on your learning.
The book includes research-based strategies, checklists, and tools for teaching ELs in such areas as:
- Scaffolding instruction for ELs,
- Teaching academic language to ELs,
- Fostering ELs’ oral language development,
- Building ELs’ background knowledge, and
- Using formative assessments with ELs.
The book study is self-paced and can be completed according to your schedule. Purchase of this course does not include the book.