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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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Academic Language for Everyone

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:30 PM–4:15 PM EDT add to calendar
Session Abstract

Increasing Academic language is an important factor for an English Learner’s success in school and beyond. Using both Jeff Zwiers and Kate Kinsella's research on academic conversations, language, and writing, we aim to provide the background knowledge and tools to increase academic language use in all classrooms, regardless of content.

Session Type

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Academic Language in the Content Areas

Education Sector

PK-12 Education

PK-12 Focus
Middle School
High School


Jessica Swiers, Fall River Public Schools
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Dr. Shelly Sousa, Fall River Public Schools