Latest Past Events

Language Variations and Dialect in African American Students

Join us for an intriguing and informative session with Dr. Julie Washington from UC Irvine. She will share how learning to read depends upon learning the phonemic, phonological, syntactic and morphological structure of words. For children who speak varieties of English that differ from General American English these domains of language may differ significantly from text, making it harder to learn to read and write. In the case of African American children in particular, use of the language variety African American English has been found to influence outcomes in reading, writing, spelling and assessment and this is particularly true [...]


Virtual Film Screening and Discussion- Hopeville: How to Win the Reading Wars

TRL CA is so excited to welcome producer, writer, and star of Hopeville: How to Win the Reading Wars, Harvey Hubbell, as he shares his film and leads a discussion with the audience. Hopeville tells both the story of three diverse elementary schools that are addressing major reading achievement issues by adopting a structured literacy approach and Harvey's personal struggle with dyslexia and learning to read. It's a movie certain to uplift, inspire, and spur action and we're thrilled to bring it to our CA chapter!