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Monday, April 1 • 11:00am - 11:50am
School libraries work for English language learners

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For many English language learners, choosing a book to read for pleasure can be more difficult than actually reading the book! Research skills, including plagiarism, paraphrasing, citations, in-text citations, and works cited pages, can be another minefield for English language learners. Come to this session to learn how an ESL teacher and a library teacher collaborate to guide English language learners toward becoming enthusiastic readers and ethical researchers.  

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Mary Ellen Beaton

ESL Teacher, Oak Middle School
Mary Ellen Healy Beaton has taught English as a Second Language at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury since 2007. Her work has included direct instruction for 7th and 8th grade English learners as well as co-teaching in the content areas. Before working at the middle school level, she... Read More →
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Nancy Bedard

Library Media Specialist, Oak Middle School
Nancy Bedard has been a library teacher at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury for 10 years. She worked with administration to develop and implement a school-wide research curriculum that has been integrated into core subject classes. She co-teaches research skills with core subject teachers... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am EDT