Luciana de Oliveira
Teaching Younger Learners A Genre-based Approach to Writing Instruction for Multilingual Learners more
Sun, Nov 14, 11:25-12:25 Asia/Tokyo
This workshop presents a genre-based approach to writing instruction for multilingual learners, drawing on work in systemic-functional linguistics. This approach emphasizes an apprenticeship model – the teaching and learning cycle - based on detailed reading, deconstruction, joint construction, and independent construction. Using examples from elementary classrooms, the presenter highlights some challenges a genre approach can address and shows how teachers can assist second language writers in the context of the classroom.
Teacher and Professional Development Preparing Teachers of Young Learners of English: Promising Practices more
Mon, Nov 15, 09:30-10:30 Asia/Tokyo
This plenary provides examples of promising practices used by teachers of young learners of English at the elementary school level in the United States. These practices draw on students’ backgrounds and experiences while also expanding their repertoires in the English language. The presenter demonstrates how these promising practices in literacy instruction foster linguistic, literate, and cultural multilingualism and describes ways in which teachers promote learning through language and learning about language.