Thanks to those of you who signed in to today’s online chat about adolescent literacy after a long holiday weekend. The guest was Michael L. Kamil, a reading expert at Stanford University who also knows a lot about ELLs. I asked Kamil one question, the last question of the chat, about ELLs and literacy. He answered that “appropriate use of native language is most effective in acquiring literacy in a second language.” The transcript is now online here.
By the way, a Webinar on adolescent literacy is scheduled for June 2, a week from today, noon to 1:30 p.m., Eastern time. It’s called “Adolescent Literacy: State Efforts, Classroom Strategies” and it is being hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.