About the presenters
Dr. Yvonne Freeman is a professor of bilingual education and Dr. David Freeman is a professor of reading/ESL at The University of Texas at Brownsville. Both are interested in literacy education for English language learners. In addition to doing staff development with school districts across the country, they present regularly at international, national, and state conferences.
The Freemans have published books, articles, and book chapters jointly and separately on the topics of second language teaching, biliteracy, bilingual education, linguistics, and second language acquisition. Their newest books are English Language Learners: The Essential Guide, published by Scholastic, and a book they edited, Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom, published by Heinemann.
The Freemans also are authors of Harcourt Achieve/Rigby’s programs, On Our Way to English and Literacy by Design and a new Rigby product, STEEL (Strategic Teaching Essentials for English Learners), a professional development program for teachers to support their teaching of ELLs.
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Closing the Achievement Gap for English Language Learners
The presenters first describe three types of English learners and then explain four research-based keys that lead to academic success for limited formal schooling and long-term English learners. For each key, they share strategies, culturally relevant materials, and teacher stories.
Length of Session
Approximately 90 minutes
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