Tell Me Your Story: Supporting EAL/D Students in K-8

The focus of this course presented by Kathy Rushton and Joanne Rossbridge is to develop understandings and strategies for participants who support EAL/D students in both small groups and mainstream classrooms.

We will focus on oral language development as the basis for developing literacy through the cyclical use of a range of strategies. This will be achieved through consideration of how students need to make meaning in curriculum contexts with a particular emphasis on developing knowledge about the links between speaking and listening, reading, and writing.  

 Practical strategies will be provided to foster the use of English language (L2) while encouraging students to use all the linguistic resources that they bring to school including the use of their first language (L1). Consideration will be given to supporting students in an inclusive environment which honours and confirms their identity, language and culture.

 Participants will be provided with a range of strategies and resources they can use to support EAL/D students within the context of their own school.

Target Participants

Primary and secondary teachers who support EAL/D students in both small groups and mainstream classrooms. 

Delivery

Face to face