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Take advantage of the language in the songs, rhymes, poems and stories your young learners have already enjoyed in earlier classes to get them reading and writing painlessly. Wendy will show you three strategies based on what the children can already say: Morning Message, the Language Experience Approach and class-created Big Books.
By the end of this webinar, teachers will be able to:
- Connect listening and speaking to beginning writing and reading.
- Decide when to begin writing and reading instruction.
- Learn the steps of writing morning messages and Language Experience Stories.
- State the advantages of shared writing and reading.
- Find out how Big Books enhance reading instruction.
This webinar for English Language teachers was hosted by the Regional English Language Office at the US Embassy in Peru.
► About the speaker:
▪▪ Wendy Coulson is an English Language Fellow in Medellin, Colombia working at Centro Colombo Americano Medellin, a binational center, creating training workshops for teachers of young learners and those with learners with special needs. She also created leadership workshops for youth in CCA’s social programs. Wendy has been an education consultant for the past six years and founded her own consultancy, Peace & Development Education Consulting which develops education programs for development projects. She has a Masters of Education specializing in bilingual and special education and Masters of Arts in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
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