Using real-world examples, research-based principles of instruction, a teacher-oriented practical workbook, and authentic classroom videos, this professional development workshop is designed for classroom teachers in elementary and middle schools Grades K It is also appropriate for ESL, bilingual teachers and collaborative teaching teams. Other educators including ESL and other specialists and school, district and state administrators will also find value in this professional development opportunity. The workshop presents classroom video including segments that demonstrate principles of instruction for ELs, teacher scaffolding for oral language output, academic language in a math class; jokes for vocabulary, comprehension, and fun! Topics covered include classroom conditions for oral language development; oral language proficiency levels; listening comprehension; strategies for promoting oral language development; Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts listening and speaking ; use of story books, songs, chants, and rap to promote oral language; academic vocabulary learning; and cooperative learning structures. CAL can work with you to customize a workshop or series of workshops to best meet your needs.
The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction and Assessment
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PreK—K , 1—2 , 3—5 , 6—8 , 9— ELLs must pass a speaking portion of a language proficiency assessment to score out of ESOL services and be fully immersed in mainstream classes without support. We always see a number of students, from every cultural background, who are too shy to speak up in the classroom or to answer a question, even when they have the answer. These strategies help all students improve their language development in a supportive, encouraging way.
Oral Language Development for English Learners
Children pick up on oral language from birth. While much of their verbal communication develops naturally, they need opportunities to practice talking in order to develop their understanding of spoken language. The kindergarten classroom is an ideal place to improve oral language through activities that expand vocabulary and support the use of spoken words.
Elizabeth Brooke, Ph. Unlike mathematics or science, reading is the only academic area in which we expect children to arrive as kindergarteners with a basic skill level. This white paper will examine the critical role of oral language in reading instruction and assessment and the implications for classroom teachers. Oral language is often associated with vocabulary as the main component. However, in the broadest definition, oral language consists of phonology, grammar, morphology, vocabulary, discourse, and pragmatics.