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Help Your English Language Learners
Meet Your State Standards for Literacy

(Grades K-5)

Presented by Mary Peterson
Outstanding ELL Specialist, Classroom Teacher,
Author, and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants Who Work with ELL Students in Grades K 5, and Administrators

  • What do your state standards mean for English language learners and how you can adjust your teaching and materials to help them meet the rigorous standards
  • Powerful, research-based interventions proven to strengthen the literacy and language skills of ELL students in grades K-5
  • Crucial, yet practical instructional practices to teach and reach English language learners to increase their success in meeting your state standards
  • Student-proven reading and writing lessons to help ELL students meet your state standards
  • Hands-on demonstrations, student examples and an extensive resource handbook packed with ready-to-use, practical ideas and materials designed specifically to help ELL students meet your state standards for literacy and language

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This outstanding seminar designed for English language learners is packed with practical, ready-to-use strategies proven to accelerate the achievement of your ELL students. Mary Peterson, an experienced ELL classroom teacher, will show you how to design, implement and manage ELL lessons that are appropriate for individuals, small groups and whole groups. There will be an emphasis on meeting your state standards for literacy and language.

In addition, Mary will share management techniques and step-by-step lessons, strategies and activities for all levels of ELL students. She will have a large display of children’s work samples, so you may want to take pictures.

You will leave this down-to-earth, practical seminar with an extensive resource handbook and easy-to-implement instructional ideas proven to boost the academic achievement and confidence of your ELL students in grades K-5.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Increase Your English Language Learners’ Success on Your State Standardsfor Literacy
    Practical strategies to link English language proficiency to your state standards for literacy and languageApply
  2. Current Research to Accelerate ELL Students’ Achievement on Your State Standards for Literacy
    Practical ways to use and apply what we know about language acquisition to classroom practice … Learn the latest research-based strategies proven to significantly impact the academic achievement of ELLs
  3. Scaffold and Support ELL Students as They Progress Through Grade Level Expectations
    Learn how to build on ELL strengths for greater access to content curriculum … Practical supports and strategies you can use to prepare your students to meet your state standards
  4. Strengthen Your ELL Students’ Skills in Reading and Understanding More Complex Text
    Learn evidence-based interventions to teach important fluency, comprehension and vocabulary skills to help your ELL students meet your state standards for reading … Practical ideas that can be used immediately
  5. Specific Ways to Help Your ELL Students Develop Writing Skills
    Specific, step-by-step guided writing strategies to increase the writing abilities of ELL students … All designed to help meet the rigor of your state standards for writing in the various forms of writing required
  6. Increase ELL Students’ Confidence in Speaking to Meet Your State Standards for Language
    Learn confidence-building ideas and activities to encourage and develop necessary oral language skills … Easy-to-implement strategies to strengthen listening and speaking skills that will work with English language learners
  7. Accelerate the Achievement of Your ELL Students in All Content Areas
    Hands-on, comprehensible strategies to teach academic content and the related vocabulary while improving language and literacy skills at the same time … Strategies that can be easily adapted to fit your program
  8. Learn the Six Key Instructional Principles for Teaching ELL Students
    Adapt your instruction to be more inclusive and responsive to ELL students by following six key research-based principles of instruction … Use what research has shown works to help ELLs progress through your state standards
  9. Supporting the ELL Newcomer in Your Classroom
    Welcome your ELL newcomers with practical ideas for keeping them actively involved and receiving comprehensible input from day one … Accelerate their skills rather than remediate
  10. Inform Your Grouping of ELL Students and Your Instruction with Continuous Assessment
    Conduct ongoing assessment so you can better match your small group instruction to the needs of your ELL students … Strategies to build on student strengths to increase reading and writing achievement

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Practical strategies to help your English language learners meet your rigorous state standards for literacy
  • Understand how to use your state standards to purposefully plan your English language lessons
  • Apps and websites to help ELL students learn and practice language skills
  • How your state standards fit into what you are already doing and ways to strengthen your teaching specifically for ELL students
  • Highly effective and motivating comprehension lessons to use with expository and narrative text
  • Numerous, motivating ways to develop speaking and listening skills of ELL students
  • Instructional approaches and cultural awareness activities to promote each student’s sense of belonging and confidence in the classroom
  • Rigorous, intentional and engaging lessons that support academic language and literacy growth for ELL students
  • Highly effective strategies to help ELL students understand English grammar and vocabulary
  • Practical strategies to make content learning more comprehensible
  • Writing strategies and graphic organizers to increase the writing skills of all levels of ELL students
  • Dynamic read-aloud strategies to build the language and literacy skills of English language learners
  • Numerous ways to most efficiently and effectively differentiate instruction for ELL students
  • Create a positive, safe and welcoming classroom environment for all students
  • A wealth of phonics and word study lessons designed to maximize the achievement of each English language learner
  • Classroom management techniques to help you work smarter, not harder
  • Motivating ideas to make learning English natural and enjoyable for all students
  • Techniques to integrate reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities into your English language lessons
  • Numerous, motivating language building games and activities

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As an experienced teacher of ELL students, I know firsthand the important task we have to help these students achieve the rigorous grade-level expectations of your state standards. In this highly practical seminar, you will receive research-based strategies that have been proven to increase the language and literacy skills of your ELL students. I will share small group interventions based on K-5 language and literacy state standards to maximize learning at each level. You will receive specific lessons on how to increase skills in speaking, listening, English conventions, phonics and word study, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and writing for all levels of English language learners.

We will also cover management techniques and ongoing assessment practices to maximize your ELL instruction time in a general education classroom or in an exclusive ELL classroom to help you work smarter, not harder. You will receive a wealth of motivating games, ideas and activities proven to boost self-confidence as well as literacy and language skills. Numerous student work samples will be on display so you may want to take pictures to capture your learning!

Helping our ELL students grow and gain confidence as they learn English is very rewarding. Being a member of a culturally diverse classroom can be an enriching experience for teachers and students. You will leave this seminar with highly effective strategies to accelerate reading and writing skills, promote confidence and create a community of active, engaged learners.

Sincerely,
Mary Peterson

P.S. If you want practical and purposeful ELL strategies that fit into your state standards, please join me. You’ll receive an extensive resource handbook to help you implement these strategies immediately in your own classroom.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades K-5: ELL Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants who work with ELL students, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You’ll leave this outstanding seminar with a resource handbook filled with classroom-based ideas, instructional materials and lesson plans, ready for immediate use with your ELL students. Included in the handbook are:

  • Best practices to maximize the achievement of ELL students in meeting your state standards
  • Purposeful interventions and activities
  • Lesson ideas for helping your ELL students better meet your state standards
  • Graphic organizers for reading and writing activities
  • A wealth of language and literacy building strategies to help your ELL students be more successful in meeting your state standards

Materials on Display
On display will be dozens of ELL student work samples. Take pictures to capture your learning in color!

Consultation Available
Mary Peterson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own ELL program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!