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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Thursday, March 30 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Teach Reading and Writing Like a Jazz Musician!

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What do reading and language arts teachers have in common with jazz musicians? Both draw heavily on the letter i: improvisation, ingenuity and interpretation—especially when connecting with culturally diverse audiences! Participants will learn rhythmic, interactive ways to introduce blends, English/Spanish cognates, and alphabetized rhymes. They will also bring home creative writing activities for teaching prose, jazz poetry—even haiku! This material supports Common Core standards and is proven to engage students in grades K-5.

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Matthew Gollub

Author / Storyteller / Bilingual Presenter, Matthew Gollub Communications, Inc
Ahoy, bilingual teachers and book lovers! You may be familiar with some of my award-winning books (Jazz Fly; Jazz Fly 2; The Moon Was at a Fiesta, etc.). I have a passion for getting bilingual communities EXCITED about reading. I put on lively assemblies at schools nationwide. I'm... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Marriott Room: Platinum 1