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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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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teaching Academic Vocabulary in the Elementary Classroom

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Explicit teaching of vocabulary is a critical cornerstone of effective ELD instruction. Lack of knowledge in academic vocabulary, combined with underdeveloped verbal agility, inevitably yields underwhelming achievement results for students. Examine strategies and evidence-based routines that integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking in an academic register. Experience lessons that identify high-utility vocabulary to promote accurate oral fluency and communicative competence to meet the language demands of the CCSS.

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Jennifer Finney-Ellison

Senior Associate, Dr. Kate Kinsella and Associates
Jennifer Finney-Ellison is an experienced teacher educator and ELD consultant. Her twenty-five plus years of educational experiences include 16 years of teaching in striving and high-achieving schools, teaching pre-service teachers, and being an English learner coach in one of California’s... Read More →


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom E