Mastering spoken language is the key to writing success for English language learners English language learners struggle to meet the increased classroom writing demands of the Common Core State Standards, and many schools seem at a loss for solutions. In these pages, ELL expert Ivannia Soto builds on the groundbreaking research she presented in her previous book ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change to show how oral language development scaffolds writing skills. To implement this knowledge, Soto offers educators a powerful set of tools: • Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing • Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative • Sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates ELLs must develop oral language skills before meeting the Common Core’s writing requirements. This book provides the tools to make this happen.
- Chapter 1: Academic Oral Language Development as a Scaffold for Writing in the Common Core
- Chapter 2: Moving From Speaking to Writing Across Genres (the Curriculum Cycle)
- Chapter 3: From Spoken Language to Narrative Writing (Language Arts—Elementary)
- Chapter 4: From Spoken Language to Argumentative Writing (History—High School)
- Chapter 5: From Spoken Language to Informational Writing (Science—Middle School)