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Friday, January 15 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Keys to Unlocking Literacy for English Language Learners - MVHS: Room# 414 FILLING

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This is an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to explore, question and apply newly gained knowledge about improving the literacy of their English Language Learners. This knowledge will be used to meet the literacy and linguistic needs of English Language Learners in the following areas: A. Explicitly activating background knowledge B. Developing academic vocabulary C. Increasing reading comprehension D. Improving student writing At the end of this session, participants will be able to use research-based strategies and language development standards to enhance literacy instruction for English Language Learners.

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Sandy Polk

ESOL Partner Teacher for ACPSD, Aiken County Public Schools
Sandy Polk began her teaching career in 1985 as a third grade teacher at Byrd Elementary. Fifteen years later she started out in the ESOL program as a teacher at Millbrook, Chukker Creek and Greendale Elementary Schools. For the past eight years she has been providing professional... Read More →


  Differentiated Instruction  Reading and Writing
  • School Represented District Office
  • Session Length 60 minutes