February 2022

The RV-IS, or members of the RV-IS, are hosting or presenting multiple times on reading and vocabulary topics at TESOL 2022.Some of our activities will be recorded and some are live or hybrid. We hope you will consider participating in 1, 2, or maybe all the events that we are hosting or cohosting during this conference.

Implementing Extensive Reading: Why and How.
Pre-Convention Institute ($$)
Tuesday, (1-5 pm) March 22nd
1:00-5:00 pa EST
Live Event

ESL/EFL students need to read fluently for many purposes, yet they are often reluctant readers. In this workshop, participants will learn why and practice how to implement extensive reading (ER—a method that promotes reading fluency, comprehension, motivation and other language skills. Hands-on practice and materials will be provided.

Doreen Ewert, University of San Francisco, CA, United States
Thomnas Robb, Kyoto Sangyo University, Kyoto, Japan

Online Resources for Reading Fluency and Vocabulary Building
Wednesday, March 23rd
10:00-11:30 am EST
Live Event

With myriad resources now available online, the classroom teacher might have a hard time separating the wheat from the chaff. Finding material that meets the needs of one's own students need not be a matter of trial and error. This colloquium presents four speakers to help you make effective choices.

Primary Interest Section: Reading and Vocabulary
Secondary Interest Section: Computer-Assisted Language Learning

Derek Hansen, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States
Thomas Robb, Extensive Reading Foundation, Japan
Hetal Ascher, Dulwich College, Beijing, China, People's Republic of
Charles Browne, Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Improving L2 Vocabulary and Reading Skills in K–12
Wednesday, March 23rd
2- 3:30 pm EST
Live Event

This session links practical and theoretical approaches to vocabulary and reading skills learning and instruction with young learners. The presenters discuss issues such as educational policies at institutional and national levels, best instructional practices, and promoting learner engagement in varied and diverse contexts in K–12 in EFL and ESL settings.

Primary Interest Section: Reading and Vocabulary

Luciana de Oliveira, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, United States
Persida Himmele, Millersville University, Millersville, PA, United States
William Himmele, Millersville University, Millersville, PA, United States

Reimagining Translingual Pedagogy in Multilingual Reading Instruction and Assessment
Pre-recorded presentation
Available on the Virtual Convention Platform

Drawing upon their own experience as linguists and educators who work with multilingual students in different regions of the world—the United States, Israel, and Singapore—panelists discuss how teachers integrate translanguaging practices in instruction and assessment to promote bi/multilingualism and advance a social justice agenda.

Primary Interest Section: Bilingual-Multilingual Education
Secondary Interest Section: Reading and Vocabulary

Clara Bauler, Adelphi University, New York, NY, United States

RV-IS Open Meeting
Wednesday, March 23rd
6:00-7:00 pm EST
Live Event

In this event, you will have the opportunity to meet some of the members of the RVIS community and ask more about what our fairly new Interest Section is about and how to become a member. We hope to see you there!