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Language And Literacy Of Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Bilingual Students: Current Research, Alejandro E. Brice Jan 2013

Language And Literacy Of Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Bilingual Students: Current Research, Alejandro E. Brice

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It is well documented that pre-adolescent and adolescent English learners (ELs) are at-risk for reading difficulties (Escamilla, Chavez, & Vigil, 2005; Lopez, 2009; Hemphill, Vanneman & Rahman, 2011; Snow, Burns & Griffin, 1998; Waxman, Padrón, Shin, & Rivera, 2008). Kohler and Lazarín (2007) stated, nationally only 29% of EL 8th grade students scored at or above the basic reading achievement levels. In comparison, nationally the non-EL 8th grade students scored at 75% at or above the basic reading achievement levels. In addition, the achievement gap among English learning (EL) students has existed and continues to exist. Unfortunately, this gap widens each year (Alexander, Entwisle, & Olson, 2007). EL students are capable of closing the academic achievement gap during the school year with concerted school efforts (e.g., involving speech-language pathologists, ESOL/ESL teachers, special education teachers, and/or general education classroom teachers, and school principals), but ultimately regress and fall behind (Ortiz, 2007). Assessment and intervention of reading and literacy for bilingual students is often a challenge for speech-language pathologists. This presentation will help clarify some of the ambiguities of assessment and intervention regarding bilingual literacy for pre-adolescent and adolescent students. Specifically, this presentation will: (a) identify typical and atypical language and learning characteristics of bilingual students; (b) identify major components of reading and literacy; (c) identify major components of English reading and literacy and Spanish reading and literacy; and, (d) identify evidence based strategies to promote speech, language, and literacy development with bilingual students with and without disabilities.


It's Not About Holidays Around The World : From Pre-Service And In-Service Teachers' Experiences To Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices, Susan V. Bennett, Annmarie Alberton Gunn, Mary Lou Morton Jan 2013

It's Not About Holidays Around The World : From Pre-Service And In-Service Teachers' Experiences To Culturally Responsive Literacy Practices, Susan V. Bennett, Annmarie Alberton Gunn, Mary Lou Morton

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No abstract provided.


E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield Sep 2011

E-Valuating Local Collections For Open Acces: The Nlu Experience, Rob Morrison, Deana Greenfield

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National Louis University (NLU) provides access to local collections through an Institutional Repository and Special Collections and Archives digital collections. We use open access as an effective and value-added method for contributing to scholarship and outreach to different communities, including alumni. As NLU celebrates our 125th anniversary this year, we utilize digital collections to promote and provide access to our unique history. This presentation will discuss materials selected for inclusion and the multiple ways open access collections can contribute to a university's scholarship and reputation.


Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts Mar 2010

Librarianship In The 21st Century: Lessons In Leadership, Rob Morrison, Jack Fritts

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Many of the challenges librarians face in the 21st century have existed for years and reflect the nature of higher education and society in the United States. One issue the presenters have observed is that librarians, like many educators, react to rapidly changing systems, pressures, economics, and technologies by “balancing” workloads and budgets and not by deeply reflecting on how to change strategies in order to integrate themselves more fully into academic curricula, prove the library’s value to administrators, and develop meaningful services and resources.

In order to thrive and survive, librarians must be proactive at their institutions in ...


Digital World Update For Nlu Cmb, May 2009 Revised, Kathleen A. Walsh May 2009

Digital World Update For Nlu Cmb, May 2009 Revised, Kathleen A. Walsh

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Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh Aug 2008

Intro To The Digital World -- For Nlu Academic Cabinet, August 2008, Kathleen A. Walsh

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Designed as a "beginner's intro" to online life and online learning; themed around 3 questions: what's going on in the digital world?, what's wrong with these kids today (Gen M)?, and what could all of this mean for online teaching and learning at NLU?