While written communication is becoming increasingly important in today’s online world, the complex presentational skill of writing in a foreign language (FL) can be challenging for both instructors and students. In this workshop, participants will learn how teaching writing through reading can serve as an effective scaffold for learners’ writing. After an introduction to principles of genre-based pedagogy, participants will explore how reading can be leveraged to support learner performance in presentational writing. Participants will also learn to apply reading-to-write principles in the development of instructional activities for the FL classroom.
After this workshop, you will be able to:
- understand how reading supports writing
- identify elements of successful writing
- apply principles of reading-to-write pedagogies in instruction
Presenter: Lauren Goodspeed (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a Lecturer and Course Coordinator in French at the University of Minnesota. Her research centers on applications of literacy-based pedagogies for the foreign language classroom, particularly in regard to second language writing.
Target Audience: This workshop is designed specifically for secondary and postsecondary foreign language instructors.