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2019 Conference

May 28–31, 2019

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham MA

MATSOL 2019 Conference Online Program

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Incorporating Story Books into Culturally Responsive ESL Teaching 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:15 AM EDT add to calendar
Grand North
Session Abstract

In our presentation, we introduce and model a framework to select, analyze, and incorporate children’s story books into ESL teaching. We examine pedagogical opportunities and challenges of using such authentic texts with learners at various proficiency levels and discuss methods of avoiding cultural essentialism and stereotypes.

Session Type

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Education Sector

PK-12 Education

PK-12 Focus
Lower Elementary
Upper Elementary
Middle School


Dr. Yulia (Julia) V. Stakhnevich, PhD, Bridgewater State University
Email Address


Dr. Melissa Latham Keh, Bridgewater State University