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.