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Learn the underlying process of reading development and considerations for best supporting DLLs’ reading development and achievement.

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Sun Apr 21 2024

<div>Learn the underlying process of reading development and considerations for best supporting DLLs’ reading development and achievement.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p>Dual Language Learners (DLLs)—students from homes in which a language other than only English is spoken—are a vastly heterogeneous student population. Indeed, DLLs’ home and English language proficiency vary widely. Reading in English builds on English language skills, so it may seem unsurprising that DLLs who are in the process of acquiring English language proficiency tend to persistently show lower English reading achievement than their English-proficient peers. However, it is also the case that the vast majority of DLLs are U.S.-born and have been instructed in predominantly English-only contexts since formal school entry. Thus, the national English reading achievement profile of DLLs raises serious questions of equity, centered on the extent to which DLLs’ language needs in the service of reading achievement are effectively being met. In this talk, I discuss the many parallels between the underlying process of English reading development among English-proficient students and DLLs acquiring English proficiency while attending to unique developmental considerations for best supporting DLLs’ reading development and achievement.  </p><p>There will be time for Q &amp; A at the end. </p><p>You are invited to submit a question when you register as well as during the event. </p><p>Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez is an Associate Professor in the Special Education Department, as well as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education at Peabody College. She holds an M.Ed. and Ed.D. in language and literacy from Harvard University, as well as a B.A. in liberal studies with a concentration in English and Spanish from Mount Saint Mary's College. She is a 2013 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, a 2013 Hellman Fellow, and a 2017 English Language Learners Policy Fellow. Jeannette’s program of research is focused on advancing students’ language and reading comprehension outcomes, including those of students from linguistically diverse and low-income homes. Her research is anchored on reading development, with a focus on the central role of supporting students’ language comprehension to mitigate later reading comprehension difficulties. Her most recent work examines the intersection of language and special education status. Jeannette was appointed to the National Assessment of Education Progress Standing Committee on Reading in 2017, is a Research Affiliate for Tennessee Education Research Alliance and serves on the Early Literacy Advisory Council for the Tennessee Department of Education.</p><p>_____________________________________________________________________________________</p><p><strong>A NOTE ON REGISTRATION: </strong>After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not see that email, please check your junk mailbox.  You might want to save the confirmation email. The email includes a "View the Event" button. When you click on that button, you will be asked to "Sign up or Log In."  Create an Eventbrite account (username and password) or click on "Continue with Facebook" or "Continue with Apple."  This extra layer of protection for our attendees and will allow you access to the registrant-only event page.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><strong>Thank You to Our Sponsors</strong></p><p>It is with the continued support of our sponsors that we are able to offer not only scholarship and grant opportunities but also events like this that are free and open to all those interested in learning more about dyslexia and effective interventions.</p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div></div>


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