Early Literacy Intervention:
Expanding Expertise and Impact

a Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education

The goal of this initiative is to focus on developing highly effective teachers and resources for schools for improving the reading and writing abilities of students.
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English Language Learners:
The Importance of Language to True Literacy
On-Demand Audio Webcast with PowerPoint Presentation
Originally aired Friday, December 4, 2009
Length of session
90 minutes including questions and answers
Target audience
K-3 classroom teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, literacy coaches, special area teachers, and school administrators
Featured speakers
Kathy Escamilla, University of Colorado-Boulder
Developing Effective Educational Practices for Emerging Bilinguals
Jill Kerper Mora, San Diego State University
Research-Based Best Practices in Biliteracy and L2 Literacy
Susan O'Leary, Madison Metropolitan School District, Wisconsin
Determining and Teaching Essential Vocabulary to ELLs
Session description
Explore effective ways to promote literacy learning with English language learners by examining positive research/evaluation outcomes.
Equipment needed
Computer with high-speed Internet connection, computer speakers

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