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Saturday, March 2 • 9:40am - 10:55am
Language and Literacy in Math Class

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Language instruction during mathematics instruction should go beyond teaching content-specific vocabulary and making sense of word problems. It is also an opportunity for students to learn how to communicate precisely while engaging in reading, writing, listening, questioning, and explaining.
The presenter will discuss the use of content-based language objectives which clarify how students will develop language and literacy skills within mathematics instruction, together with student engagement strategies which support student use of academic language in their math class.


Noirin Foy

Instructional Support Teacher, Los Altos School District
Having worked in the high tech industry, Noirin Foy made a career change to mathematics education in 2009. She has taught middle school math and is now a middle school math instructional coach in Los Altos, California. She believes that students learn best in a language-rich classroom... Read More →

Saturday March 2, 2019 9:40am - 10:55am
  • MATH STANDARDS & PRACTICES My session will explore Math Practice Standard 3 and Math Practice Standard 6.
  • WHAT WILL ATTENDEES GAIN? Attendees will learn how to develop language objectives to support the development of student literacy skills during mathematics instruction.
  • BEYOND "STAND & DELIVER" Attendees will participate in student engagement strategies which they can use with their students. There will be time for attendees to explore the presenter's resources and ask questions.
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