Using FM Readers to Facilitate Acquisition

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The brain craves NOVELTY! Keep reading fun and keep students on their toes with a variety of guided reading techniques! Reading strategies, scaffolding for a variety of learners, student grouping, and more!

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Discover key strategies to prime your students for optimum acquisition before you even crack open a book. Learn how to calculate the ‘Reading Ratio’, pique interest, and build familiarity with vocabulary and concepts through a variety of techniques that will leave you empowered and your students dying to start reading!

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Building a successful Advanced Placement program has to start at the novice level. In this webinar, Darcy Pippins will walk you through her AP curriculum starting at level 1. Participants will see examples of CI activities, strategies and techniques used in language classes that are designed to support students in achieving advanced-level proficiency and passing the AP Language and Culture Exams. See how this AP teacher incorporates the 6 AP themes, and speaking, reading, writing and listening in her classes without teaching explicit grammar.

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Carrie Toth shares insight on how she uses FVR as a powerful tool for facilitating language acquisition. Learn about her success with both whole-class and FVR reading strategies in this informative video. Don’t miss other great tips and information from Carrie! Watch more of her videos and see her LIVE at iFLT.

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This webinar will provide ample ideas for incorporating novels into your current instruction/curriculum. Learn how to select appropriate novels, how to tie them to your existing curriculum, how to enhance acquisition through simple, yet powerful reading strategies and how to engage all students, regardless of reading ability, through activities that will result in 100% comprehension and enjoyment.

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Kristy Placido demonstrates how to generate interest and motivate students to read a novel by creating multi-faceted units using a novel as the core of the curriculum. Learn how to use a variety of resources to build comprehensive units that will prepare students for AP/upper level study and result in extraordinary results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages). Kristy will share powerful tips for incorporating #authres, such as music, commercials, movie trailers and a myriad of other resources into your repertoire.

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Join Sharon Birch, Cindy Hitz and Kristy Placido for two live webinars on how to teach 'Robo en la Noche' (by Kristy Placido), 'Noche de Oro' (by Kristy Placido) and 'Esperanza' (by Carol Gaab). These seasoned teachers have developed powerful lessons to enrich instruction, ensure student engagement and deepen comprehension of these novels. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from these highly successful CI teachers as they share their unique perspectives on selecting a novel, determining topics to study, how to launch a novel, how to pre-teach vocabulary, and how to use the novels to facilitate measurable proficiency.

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Katie Baker shares ideas for teaching the Fluency Matters novel ‘El Ekeko: Un misterio boliviano' (by Katie Baker). Learn how to ignite interest in the novel topic and how to inspire students by weaving a rich tapestry of language, culture and reading!

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Carol Gaab demonstrates how to connect to the character(s) and the text, how to increase comprehension and how to inspire HOT (higher order thinking). Learn how to prepare the class using strategic pre-reading activities and how to engage even your most reluctant readers/learners. Carol will highlight key events from each book in the series and share a host of engaging 'tricks' to increase emotional engagement, deepen comprehension and facilitate SLA (second language acquisition).

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Join Carrie for a live webinar on how to teach a novel. Carrie will demonstrate how to plan for a read with IB and AP themes in mind. Learn how to prepare students for any read, how to build background knowledge and how to weave rich cultural components into your instruction. Get the inside scoop on how Carrie’s students achieved amazing results on the AAPPL (ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) using compelling leveled readers like Bianca Nieves and La Calaca Alegre. Discover how easy it is to meet ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards and facilitate SLA in the WL classroom!