Developing Literacy in Diverse Settings

Dutton, J. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

Teachers working with students from diverse backgrounds and with high literacy needs can experience tension between quality English teaching and the pressure to narrow curriculum and pedagogy in response to high stakes testing regimes. This workshop showed how the use of 'Identity Texts' that draw on students own stories and performance based strategies can be used to enhance vocabulary, build student engagement and nurture links with community.
Period27 Oct 2017
Held atBankstown Girls High School, Australia
Degree of RecognitionLocal