In this five-day intensive summer institute, teachers learn how to support young children’s early language and literacy development, with a particular focus on young English language learners.
The institute focuses on five critical areas in early language and literacy development:
- Foundational reading skills – phonological awareness, phonics and word recognition, fluency
- Teacher read alouds using complex and culturally relevant storybooks
- Student-to-student text-based discussions
- Scaffolding for early academic writing
- Academic language development, including vocabulary and syntax
The institute expands teachers’ abilities to successfully enact California’s ELA Standards, ELD Standards, and ELA/ELD Framework.
Teachers will learn how to implement a well-rounded early language and literacy approach that ensures young children develop both foundational reading skills and early academic language and literacy, both of which are essential for a strong start in school.
School and district teams are highly encouraged to participate together in the institute for optimal learning and successful post-institute implementation.
Three reunion days are scheduled for continuing learning — one day in the fall, one in the winter, and one in the spring. In addition, more intensive school-site follow-up coaching is available.