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Inspire Your ELL Readers to Tackle Text Complexity

Thursday, May 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Inspire Your ELL Readers to Tackle Text Complexity

Presented by Doris Linville, M.S.Ed., Literacy Advocate, myON by Renaissance; and Carol Johnson, Ph.D., National Education Officer, Renaissance
Sponsored by myON by Renaissance

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Educators are responsible for helping every student tackle text complexity. Quantitative features, qualitative features, and reader/text factors are concepts we have heard about, but what do we do with them?

In this edWebinar, Doris Linville, M.S.Ed., Literacy Advocate at myON by Renaissance; and Carol Johnson, Ph.D., National Education Officer at Renaissance, break down each of the text complexity concepts in relation to ELL students in your classroom. They explore practical applications to support students’ English language development and to become confident lifelong readers and learners.

All K-12 educators, ELL specialists, reading specialists, literacy leaders, content area teachers, and librarians, as well as building and district administrators will benefit from watching this recorded session. Learn how to inspire your ELL readers to tackle text complexity!

Doris LinvilleAbout the Presenters

Doris Linville is a literacy advocate and an ELL learner for life. She was a migrant education teacher and her passion is to inspire kids to be the best they can be. She has worked with educators around the USA and Latin America with implementing educational technology for almost 20 years. Her specialties are developing and providing professional development and consulting services targeting technology in the classroom, partnership development, and making school and home connections to improve student achievement. Doris holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics and a Masters of Science in training and performance improvement.


Carole Johnson Carol Johnson is a bilingual educator and the creator of English in a Flash—the breakthrough vocabulary-building software that helps struggling students learn the vocabulary they need to achieve in the classroom. In addition to 11 years of teaching experience, Carol holds a Ph.D. in second language acquisition and teaching, specializing in how people learn second languages. Carol is a national education officer at Renaissance.



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Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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