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Monday, December 9 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
The Heart of the Matter: Facilitating the Magic of Literacy among English Language Learners

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There is a saying that goes, “The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.” The connection between this saying and the challenges faced by teachers dealing with students from different linguistic (and cultural) backgrounds will be the center of this presentation. At the beginning of the session, participants will take on the position of “the other” and evaluate their attitudes and dispositions related to working with English Language Learners. This will be followed by presentation of research-based information on these group of learners in today’s classrooms in the US, which will be supported by real-life stories. Specific strategies will also be discussed and/or modeled throughout the session. Towards the end, participants will collaboratively generate different measures to effectively open the magic of, and through, literacy for the ELLs.


Dr. Ruth Facun-Granadozo

Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University
Multilingualism makes me build strong connections

Monday December 9, 2019 3:10pm - 4:00pm CST
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