Bridging the Gap between Oral Language and Academic Literacy

2:00 - 3:45pm CDT

McCormick Place, Lakeside Center, East, Room E450A

Presented at: TESOL 2018

Oral discussions allow students to synthesize prior knowledge as they develop content knowledge, building a bridge to written literacy. Oral language instruction is a powerful and underutilized tool for capitalizing on students’ oral proficiencies to bolster reading/writing performance. This workshop models rich conversational activities that transition into written tasks.