ACADEMIC LANGUAGE

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from "CONTENT INSTRUCTION FOR ELLs"...Colorin Colorado...
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Taking a Closer Look at Academic Language ... YouTube
Elizabeth Coelho provides examples of academic vocabulary and invites teachers to think about the different types of academic vocabulary used in their own subject areas.
This clip is from a workshop for teachers on "Teaching in the Quadrants: A framework for effective instruction in multilingual classrooms."

NOTES from video:

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Word Walls: Building Academic Vocabulary ... YouTube
Elizabeth Coelho provides examples of how to build academic vocabulary for ELLs (and all students)....determining if a word is important enough to be included on a classroom word wall (or...is it just a word we need for this lesson?) AND strategies for determining meaning of unknown words...
This clip is from a workshop for teachers on "Teaching in the Quadrants: A framework for effective instruction in multilingual classrooms."

An example from the video: work with WORD FAMILIES and give students EXAMPLES--not DEFINITIONS...
help students begin to see links between words and learn about word roots & affixes which will help them across so many other words
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Scaffolds for Writing ...
Elizabeth Coelho provides examples of different types of scaffolds or writing frameworks that assist ELLs to build their writing skills.
This clip is from a workshop for teachers on "Teaching in the Quadrants: A framework for effective instruction in multilingual classrooms."

FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES----SEE THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW TO USE THESE SCAFFOLDS WITH STUDENTS.
scaffolds_for_writing_1.JPG scaffolds_for_writing_2.JPG
a more difficult CLOZE example, using WORD FAMILIES... scaffolds_for_writing_3.JPG

...sentence completion -- practice with passive verbs... scaffolds_for_writing_4--passive_verbs.JPG
...a framework for writing a science report
...paragraph frame ... scaffolds_for_writing_4--paragraph_frame.JPG ...
analyzing the structure of a paragraph so that students can then use it as a model for their own writing ...
similar to the "hamburger" structure of a paragraph...
WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE HOW ENGLISH WRITING WORKS BECAUSE IT'S 'CULTURAL'.
English writing is very "linear."


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