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Dec. 7 | Writing as a Basis for Reading and so Much More (Webinar)

Please join the LINCS Community on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00pm ET for “Writing as a Basis for Reading and so Much More.” This important webinar is the third in the Teaching Academic Writing to English Learners series, but all can attend.

Dr. Rebeca Fernandez, an assistant professor at Davidson College, will draw on 25 years of experience in the field of language and literacy in her presentation. Participants will discover new and effective strategies to integrate writing with reading activities, as well as listening and speaking, to support English learners to enhance their academic language skills. Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how writing contributes to second language acquisition;
  • Describe effective strategies for teaching writing to support reading and learning;
  • Apply instructional strategies that attend to grammar, vocabulary, and other skills (listening, speaking) during writing instruction; and
  • Design writing and reading lessons that motivate students at all levels to write.

Join us! Register here!

This webinar is perfect for ESL and HSE educators and professional developers. Be sure to tell your colleagues about it!

Afterwards, on December 10-12, Dr. Fernandez will build on her presentation and answer questions in a follow-up discussion in LINCS Community groups (English Language Acquisition, Reading & Writing, Teaching & Learning, Professional Development). If you require special accommodations, please email or call 301-828-1720 ten days in advance, and we will do our best to assist you with any special requests.

Hope to see you there!


The LINCS Team


If you’re very interested in this topic and want to know more, visit the LINCS Resource Collection for relevant and freely available materials and resources, including:

  1. Developing Writers: An Eight Part Professional Development Workshop 2004
  2. Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools
  3. Writing to Read: Evidence for how Writing Can Improve Reading
  4. Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy (TEAL) Just Write! Guide
  5. GEAR UP Writing Webinars - Episode 3: Paraphrasing Evidence