May 9 , 2016
Presenter: Tim Blackburn
Pre-reading tasks provide scaffolded supports for English learner students to negotiate the content, analytical practices, and language demands of their discipline. Pre-reading tasks create the space for students to dig into their prior knowledge and bridge their personal experience and language to build new understandings. The act of bridging helps our students to create the context for new information, while also providing the imagery to anchor new language.
The purpose of this webinar is to describe and discuss strategies for supporting English learner students before they read grade-appropriate texts. We will explore effective practices that scaffold students’ development and autonomy as learners.
Analyze and interpret significant shifts in teaching and learning for English learners
Connect to effective instructional strategies that prepare students for the language, content, and analytical practices they will encounter in grade-appropriate texts