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Teaching Reading to Children Who Speak Varieties of English
Monday, February 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Julie Washington, Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Sponsored by Lexia Learning
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Educators today can feel unprepared to provide the most effective reading instruction to a diverse study body made up of students who speak different varieties of English. Teaching reading to children who speak language varieties that differ in important ways from the structure of print adds an additional layer of complexity to learning to read and to reading instruction. These differences have been found to impact many language-based academic areas that include reading, writing, spelling, and mathematics. For African American children, in particular, research has demonstrated that the language of the home and community must be considered when teaching literacy skills.
Join Speech-Language Pathologist and Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Dr. Julie Washington, for an edWebinar addressing the use of dialect in African American children. She presents strategies teachers can use to support literacy development to effectively address the needs of students in ways that build upon their knowledge rather than disparaging it.
Viewers of this recorded edWebinar will:
- Recognize the role of language variation on selected literacy tasks
- Distinguish linguistic differences from errors
- Identify classroom-based strategies for supporting diverse learners, and much more!
This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-8 teachers, school and district leaders, literacy coaches, and special education directors.
About the Presenter
Dr. Julie Washington is a professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She is a speech-language pathologist and a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She directs the California Learning Disabilities Research Innovation Hub at UCI and is Director of the Dialect, Poverty and Academic Success Lab. Her research focuses on the intersection of literacy, language variation, and poverty in African American children from preschool through fifth grades. Her work focuses on understanding the role of cultural dialect in assessment outcomes, identification of reading disabilities in school-aged African American children, and on disentangling the relationship between language production and comprehension in development of early reading and language skills for children growing up in poverty. Currently, she is working on development of assessment protocols for use with high-density dialect speakers designed to improve our ability to measure their linguistic competence.
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