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Analyzing Texts in Grades 3-5: The Development of Oral Language in a Distance Learning Environment

Recorded on June 10, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the California Teachers Association and the California Department of Education

Oral interactions promote the development of conceptual understandings and language proficiency. Ensuring English Learners have multiple opportunities to practice language and discuss grade-level content is essential. In this archived webinar, upper elementary teachers will learn how to support 3rd-5th grade students’ oral language development by asking questions that promote student analysis of a text’s key themes in distance learning environments.

The following topics are addressed in this session:

  • Introduction to oral language development and its importance for English Learners
  • Strategically designing questions to support text analysis and language development using grade-level texts
  • Increasing opportunities for student talk in distance learning environments

This is the ninth of a 13-part webinar series designed to support English Learners in distance learning settings.

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Webinar Presenter(s):

Norma Sanchez Manager of Instruction and Professional Development, California Teachers Association
Veronica Aguila Director, English Learners Support Division, California Department of Education

Materials from the Webinar