What’s Unique About Teaching Reading to Multilingual Learners?
English learners are doing double duty in schools compared to their monolingual peers—not only are they learning to speak a new language, but they are also trying to learn academic content in English, often through reading.
This session digs deep into what’s unique about teaching reading to multilingual learners and highlights the importance of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy, grounded in an asset-based approach. Moderated by Cassandra Wheeler, director of Lexia LETRS® State Success, this panel features:
- Tan Huynh, teacher, author, podcaster, and consultant, KIS International School, Cambodia
- Beth Skelton, educational consultant, Educational Consultants, LLC
- Breanna Guzman, senior language product specialist, Lexia
- Dr. José Viana, senior education advisor, Lexia
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