Language Use in Language Arts: Connecting Content and Language is intended for English Language Arts and Reading teachers, coaches, and specialists, who have English learner(s) in their class(es) or on their caseload.  The one-day training will include activities that model and engage participants in research-based, interactive instructional strategies for enhancing grade-level, standards-based instruction for ELs. Participants will explore topics related to building literacy through oracy activities, supporting structured academic discourse connected to Standards of Learning (SOLs), promoting student autonomy and motivation, and creating authentic tasks for deeper learning and literary analysis. The 5C's (Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creative Thinking, and Citizenship) are embedded throughout the session.

Registration Deadlines:
The registration deadline for Staunton is October 18, 2019.  
The registration deadline for Williamsburg is January 3, 2020.


  • Please bring a lesson plan or two and, optionally, samples of student work. 
  • If you want to volunteer some audio samples of “pair-share” conversations prior to the training, the presenter can weave them into the presentation. If you are interested in providing samples, please contact Jessica.costa@doe.virginia.gov.
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