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.