« Innovation: Web Tool for Finding 'Academic' English | Main | Chat Transcript Available on Adolescent Literacy »

Chat Today on Adolescent Literacy: Want to Slip in a Question About ELLs?

| 1 Comment

EdWeek will be hosting Michael L. Kamil, a prominent researcher on reading, for a live chat today focusing on adolescent literacy. I'll be the moderator and it will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Eastern time. Find more information here.

Kamil was a member of the National Literacy Panel for Language-Minority Children and Youth, so he has a lot of knowledge about literacy and English-language learners as well as adolescent literacy in general. I'm thinking that some of you who are working with ELLs with interrupted formal schooling, who have little or no literacy in their home languages, might want to toss him a question about ELLs.

1 Comment

Dr. Kamil:

For those of us who spend time after school and on Saturdays with native literacy programs, how do we make sure that this source of rich heritage and abundance which makes the American experience distinctive, and yet not unique, makes it into the curriculum of our schools? Indeed, with a modicum of foresight, we really should be more concerned about all our learners benefiting from just the motivational aspect of immigrant learners. Illiteracy is on the horizon for all Americans if we get stuck in monolingualism. The whole world is passing us by.

Comments are now closed for this post.

Follow This Blog


Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments

  • Charles: ELLs in our state ARE required to take State standardized read more
  • Melissa: Maybe I'm just becoming jaded, but this feels to me read more
  • Anonymous: Are you kidding me....UNO is an organizaion that literally destroys read more
  • Meg Baker: Are any schools using ACCESS scores for purposes other than read more
  • Dr. Mendoza: This is great news i must say. Hopefully this DREAM read more