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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Transforming Writing Instruction: A Focus on English Learners

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM–10:45 AM EDT
Grand Centre
Session Abstract

English Learners face mounting pressure to acquire English literacy at a rapid pace, and writing is often a source of difficulty. This interactive session examines ways to build a writing community by valuing students' diverse languages and cultures and by emphasizing the importance of authentic writing and collaboration.

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Elementary Educators
Secondary Educators
Topic Strand

Reading, Writing, Literacy

Lead Presenter

Barbara Andrews, National Literacy Consultant
Biographical Statement

Barbara Andrews has been a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, and administrator. As a retired educator, Barbara is an author and a national literacy consultant.