Scaffolding Academic Literacy with ELs

This two-day institute helps teachers, coaches and instructional leaders . . .

  • Boost student engagement and love of academic literacy.
  • Experience a four-step routine that deepens classroom conversations, critical thinking, close reading and academic writing with any grade-level text.
  • Effectively choose (and lose) scaffolds to support language and content without watering down expectations.
  • Apply learning to your unique teaching context so that every student you serve thrives!

Beyond amazing! So relevant and strategies can be applied in the real world of teaching. I feel renewed after attending Tonya’s great sessions.

Susan Utterback

Instructional Coach

Energetic presenter who facilitates learning in a fun atmosphere. Relevant for educators of all content areas and grade levels. I highly recommend!!!

Jodi McClure


Deepen engagement in student conversations, critical thinking, close reading and writing with evidence. 

Tonya Ward Singer’s presentation was practical, engaging and incredibly useful for the educators. Absolutely amazing learning!

Tami Hicks

Director of Professional Learning

WOW! Engaging, entertaining, and well worth it! I learned so much and can’t wait to implement and share strategies that Tonya shared with us.

Revonne Lester



  • 3rd-12th grade teachers, specialists and instructional leaders for ALL content areas requiring academic literacy.
  • Teams committed to improving academic conversations, close reading and writing with evidence.
  • Administrators and coaches dedicated to transforming core literacy teaching for equity in linguistically and culturally-rich schools.

BOOK-TO-ACTION This institute helps teachers apply the mindsets and pedagogy of Tonya’s Bestselling Book EL Excellence Every Day to high-level core teaching.  It is recommend, not required, that participants buy the book before the institute and read the first chapter. Bring it to make powerful connections in and beyond the institute.

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