PC02 “I Like Wondering about Language”: Using Language Dives and Conversation Cues to Support English Language Learners in EL Education’s Language Arts Curriculum

National Conference 2018 Pre-Conference Session

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EL Education

Focus Area: Supporting All Students
Grade Level: All
Class Level: 100
Facilitators:
Jepson, Kevin; Cobb, Carrie
Blum-Martinez, Rebecca 
University of New Mexico, and national expert advising on our K-5 curriculum
Clayton, Stephanie 
Lead Academy


Learn how to make the difference for English language learners in the complex content of the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum. Go deep with Language Dives, daily student conversations about the language in a key sentence from complex text. Broaden support with Conversation Cues, questions teachers can ask students to promote productive and equitable discussion. Why should you invest the time to master Language Dives and Conversation Cues? Hear directly from a teacher and her students at Lead Academy (South Carolina), seeing compelling results with their large ELL population. Glean insight from our national ELL expert, Rebecca Blum Martinez, who helped guide the development of the curriculum’s ELL support system, and collaborate with our ELL curriculum designer and coaches. Discover ways to support beginning ELLs and transform the lives of routinely 
“forgotten” intermediate-proficiency ELLs. These high-leverage approaches support students to both meet standards and become proficient and empowered communicators.

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Created By

EL Education

Focus Area: Supporting All Students
Grade Level: All
Class Level: 100
Facilitators:
Jepson, Kevin; Cobb, Carrie
Blum-Martinez, Rebecca 
University of New Mexico, and national expert advising on our K-5 curriculum
Clayton, Stephanie 
Lead Academy


Learn how to make the difference for English language learners in the complex content of the EL Education Language Arts Curriculum. Go deep with Language Dives, daily student conversations about the language in a key sentence from complex text. Broaden support with Conversation Cues, questions teachers can ask students to promote productive and equitable discussion. Why should you invest the time to master Language Dives and Conversation Cues? Hear directly from a teacher and her students at Lead Academy (South Carolina), seeing compelling results with their large ELL population. Glean insight from our national ELL expert, Rebecca Blum Martinez, who helped guide the development of the curriculum’s ELL support system, and collaborate with our ELL curriculum designer and coaches. Discover ways to support beginning ELLs and transform the lives of routinely 
“forgotten” intermediate-proficiency ELLs. These high-leverage approaches support students to both meet standards and become proficient and empowered communicators.

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