Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development through WIDA SLD Standards

1:15 - 2:30pm

Room: Atlanta

Presented at: WIDA 2014

Participants will explore how to foster the development of academic language in emergent bilinguals by building metalinguistic awareness to promote cross-linguistic transfer. Presenters will describe the linguistic similarities and differences between English and Spanish and demonstrate activities aligned to the Spanish Language Development (SLD) standards that assist language learners in making these connections. Using the SLD model performance indicators, participants will draft sample thematic units that raise metalinguistic awareness.