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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Using Read-alouds to Improve the Vocabulary Skills of Young Spanish-speakers

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM–9:45 AM EDT
Grand Centre
Session Abstract

This practice-oriented presentation will demonstrate specific read-aloud strategies that have been found successful for young Spanish-speakers. It will provide lesson maps on the “how-to” of essential pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading activities designed to maximize the children’s exposure to new words while also providing opportunities for practice with expressive language tasks. 

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Elementary Educators
Teacher Educators
Topic Strand

Best Practices in Instruction

Lead Presenter

Lianna Pizzo, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston
Biographical Statement

Lianna has worked in the schools for over 13 years. Her research includes the language and literacy development of Spanish-English and American Sign Language-English bilinguals.