The ExCELL showed significant results for all students in participating classrooms, not just ELLsCan be used with all mainstream and bilingual teachers in grades 6-12Helps ELLs learn and use content-specific vocabulary and technical terms

Diving Deeper Into Writing

8 Diving deeper into writing

With any combination of teaching strategies, a teacher chooses to use, students must be given ample time to write. Writing cannot be a subject that is short-changed or glossed over due to time constraints. Moreover, for weaker writers, additional time, individualized support, and explicit teaching of transcription skills (i.e., handwriting, spelling, typing) may be necessary. For all students, teachers should promote the development of self-regulation skills. Having students set goals for their writing and learning, monitoring and evaluating their success in meeting these goals, and self-reinforcing their learning and writing efforts puts them in charge, increasing independence and efficacy.

—Gillespie and Graham (2011)

Writing and Critical Thinking

Writing intelligently about something is good proof of learning. Students ...

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