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  • Successful writing strategies for English language learners
  • Writing workshop: Setting up an instructional framework that supports multilingual writers
  • Conferring with English language learners
  • Best practices for reading and writing workshop in the primary grades

Speaker Profile

Tasha Tropp Laman, author of From Ideas to Words: Writing Strategies for English Language Learners, is an associate professor in the department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading, writing, and critical literacy. Her research focuses on multilingual students' literacy learning and their literate identities. Collaboration with classroom teachers is at the heart of her research and her practice. Tasha has been an educator for 20 years including time as a classroom teacher in the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, where she taught kindergarten and third grade and as a teacher educator in the Peace Corps in Belize where she worked in rural multilingual communities. She presents at national conferences, writing institutes, and consults in K-5 classrooms regarding writing instruction in general and English language learners in particular.

Grades: K–5

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