Teaching EL/Civics for All Skills Session 1 of a Three-Part Series

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Teaching EL/Civics for All Skills Session 1 of a Three-Part Series

Teaching EL/Civics for All Skills. A Three-Part Series

By Literacy Assistance Center

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Friday, April 21 · 6:30 - 9:30am PDT



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Teaching EL/Civics for All Skills: Session One of a Three-Part Series

Date: 4.21.23

Time: 9:30 am -12:30 pm

Description: This three-part workshop series addresses different ways to teach citizenship to ESOL students. We will review techniques and activities to prepare students for all citizenship test requirements, from the 100 questions to reading, writing, and the interview. We will provide a Padlet with outside-of-class citizenship study tools for students. In addition, there will be citizenship and American history segments that can be sprinkled throughout regular ESOL classes and related music or movie clips to keep students engaged. We will look at activities for low intermediate to advanced students.

Session 1 : Geography and More

Description: In the first session of the series, we will focus on citizenship questions around the topic of geography and explore notions of “home” with a range of activities. These will include partner interviews and “I am from” poem writing—how can students be at home in the US, and how can they share stories about their home countries? Other activities include teaching cardinal directions with world and city maps and looking at relevant movies in popular culture, from the Wizard of Oz to the Matrix. We will also practice different interview techniques to help students speak more confidently and prepare for interview situations. A Padlet with citizenship prep, online resources, and lesson plan activities will be provided.

Please register separately for each session.

Presenter: Elke Stappert

Location: A Zoom meeting link will be sent to you once you have registered. Please contact Elke Stappert at elke@englishyoyo.com if you don’t receive a link.

If the session is sold out, please click this link to join the waiting list.

Audience: ESOL, EL/Civics and ABE Instructors

Photo Release: This event may be recorded and photographed for non-profit purposes including use in print, on the internet, and all other forms of media. All audience members agree to the possibility of appearing on these recordings by virtue of attending the event or participating in the event.

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