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Archived Webinar

Effective Questioning in Grades K-2: The Development of Oral Language in a Distance Learning Environment

Recorded on May 27, 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 young English Learners have multiple opportunities to practice language and discuss grade-level content is essential.

In this archived webinar, teachers will learn effective questioning techniques that can be used to design activities for distance learning environments that promote text-based discussions.

The following topics are addressed in this webinar:

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

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

Access all archived recordings and slides.

Webinar Presenter(s):

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

Materials from the Webinar