Language and literacy can be broad and deep, spanning academic, social and emotional aspects. Join Anne Harper Charity Hudley, Christine Mallinson, Kimberly Bigelow and Rachel Samuels for a research-based, interactive session to help you engage in conversations about language and culture, and to identify with your students. This session will help you craft your linguistic autobiography and guide your students and colleagues to create theirs so you can richly engage with each other about your linguistic and literary heritages.
We will work on crafting our linguistic autobiographies to build cultural and linguistic knowledge in our schools and communities and to encourage others to share the linguistic and cultural richness we all bring to our learning communities.
This webinar is for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. It is suggested you view this session before the two related webinars, “Culture and Communication Matter: Affirm and Uplift Students Through a Language and Literacy Equity Audit” and “The Sound of Inclusion: Using Poetry to Teach Language Variation in the Elementary Grades.”
This webinar is part of the AFT's Reading Opens the World initiative. Find more resources and webinars in this community.