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: 22 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


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.
Carla Bigum
If you are looking for a class regarding your multilingual students and writing, you will love the class. The coursework focuses on the traditional writing workshop model but with emphasis for students learning English. The strategies shared are many and can be implemented immediately. The coursework helps you reflect on your multilingual students who have wide ranging writing skills. You will appreciate the strategies available to each aspect of the writing workshop. The class, while following a schedule to post discussions and journal entries, is self-paced and would work with your teaching schedule.

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