From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/18/2019 - 4/21/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55 per credit. This class will require the following book -- From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners by Tasha Laman.

  • Currently Enrolled: 36 of 40
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/17/2019 - 7/14/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Registration for the optional graduate credits ($55 per credit) is a separate transaction through Adams State. Registration information will be available after you enroll.

  • Currently Enrolled: 4 of 25

About the Course

Writing is often referred to as the last frontier in literacy. It is often a daunting subject to teach for all students, let alone English learners. Teachers often need to just make small tweaks to their instruction to engage English learners and help close the opportunity gap. By studying From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Learners, participants will discover ways to engage English Learners during the writing block.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explore how to apply and use multicultural and multilingual texts
  • Structure a writing workshop to work for all students. 
  • Create lesson plans to engage English learners
  • Explore ways to confer with English learners during writing
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): English Language Arts English Language Learning Reading,Writing,Communicating Differentiation


Jeremiah Moore

Jeremiah Moore is a second grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary who teaches students in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  Jeremiah has been in the classroom for seven years and has come to realize that all educators have something to offer each other.  Jeremiah knows well-developed professional development is something that is evidence-based and easily applicable in the classroom.  Jeremiah knows education is the foundation of society, and the job of educators is to influence generations.  Jeremiah has presented at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference for two years on developing and sustaining an affective reading workshop model.

Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Teaching) and a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy, both from the University of Northern Colorado.


Erica Moore
This is an excellent course where the work relates to what you are doing in the classroom. You will be able to take away so much information and try these writing skills within your own classroom.
Kayci Bass
This class was great because I was able to apply so many strategies in my class right away. The strategies were things that were easy and applicable to my classroom. Also, the book was an easy read and one I can always refer back to.
C Ambika Parker
An excellent course. The book and the links to WIDA resources provided good ideas for ways to support and encourage multilinguals in the classroom. The instructor designed the course to encourage collaboration and reflection, and also gave timely and useful feedback.

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