California ASCD and Monrovia Unified School District present:
1/29/20-You Can't Write What You Can't Say! Writing Instruction With Embedded Language Development for Academic English Learners - Day 2 - (Grades 3-12)
with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - Day 2 (Day 1 is on Tuesday, 1/28/20)
Register for BOTH days and receive a 10% discount!
Hosted by: Monrovia Unified School District
Location: Monrovia Unified School District, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch
Students in upper-elementary and secondary grades approach formal writing assignments with varying degrees of confidence and competence. At every literacy level, from gifted voracious reader to striving reticent reader, students benefit from targeted efforts to improve their text knowledge and academic language skills for distinct writing types. Drawing upon research and extensive teaching experience, Dr. Kinsella shares evidence-based instructional routines and extensive practical resources to integrate routine doses of intentional, teacher-mediated interactive writing support that advances communicative competence. Participants receive print and digital resources to facilitate immediate implementation.
Essential ALD instructional routines include effective ways to:
- Introduce and unpack a model paper exemplifying the critical elements of the writing type: informative, opinion
- Provide a student-friendly analytical rubric that specifies elements of the writing type
- Frontload rhetorical conventions and academic language for specific writing types
- Design academic interactions that guide students in applying vocabulary, syntax and rhetorical devices they can deploy in subsequent written work
- Structure teacher-mediated doses of scaffolded writing to build foundational competencies for extended responses
- Facilitate productive peer feedback sessions with clear guidelines, modeling and tools
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy. She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement. A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation. Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL. In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD. Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.