From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners
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.
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
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.