Developing Oral Language for Academic Success for Upper-Elementary Newcomer Students

1:00 - 2:00pm

Parlor C

Presented at: Virginia ESL Supervisors Association (VESA) 2013 Conference

This interactive session, chocked full of strategy ideas, will provide teachers of upper-elementary-level newcomer students with activity ideas for helping students better comprehend in “one-way,” academic listening situations and with scaffolds for eliciting oral responses to questions posed in content instruction. Using authentic classroom video, teachers will observe how a teacher uses a text-based instructional conversation to scaffold oral language in English language arts.