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Patsy Robles-Goodwin

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Culturally Relevant Literature for English Language Classrooms

Day 2, Session 2 - July 26, 2:30-3:30pm

Do you feel like you are behind in catching up with the many good works of literature being written and published for students that could be used in your teaching with your English Language students? There are many new books that meaningfully portray the cultural experiences that are relevant to the diversity of our students. Effective teachers know how to use good literature to spark the creative imaginations of students and to connect to their life experiences. They create a love for reading by incorporating culturally relevant stories into their teaching. This presentation will address literacy development for emergent ELs, as well as to share many different themes of literature.