Language Central provides students with opportunities to build the language that they need to be successful in science. In this one-day workshop, participants learn strategies and solutions to help English language learners (ELL) develop fluency as readers, writers, listeners, and speakers of academic English while learning science concepts. Program activities help scaffold and support ELL instruction to help students learn in meaningful ways that promote academic success and achievement. This workshop equips participants with the tools they need to help students build background and access prior knowledge, learn vocabulary using visual clues, practice writing and speaking, and learn essential science skills.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Use the program strategies to help students build background and access prior knowledge.
• Teach science vocabulary through activities and visual clues.
• Provide opportunities for students to use science content to practice using reading, speaking, writing, and listening.
• Use the program to reinforce essential science skills.
Educators, Specialists, Coaches, Administrators
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
NUMBER OF DAYS: 1
Language-acquisition expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, has worked exclusively with Pearson to embed powerful teaching approaches into Pearson programs, ensuring that English language learners receive the same high quality education as their peers. Dr. Cummins’ expertise in literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as the role of technology in promoting language and literacy development, have made Pearson programs the most effective resources for today’s ELLs.