Presenting a new strategy based in the emerging science of success. Adversity Inthe United States reached an educational milestone. Back then fewer than a third of students met the definition. Passing the 50 percent mark may be a symbolic distinction, but as symbols go it is an important one.
Discussion questions Describe how academic English differs from the English we use in everyday life. What are some misconceptions people might have about academic language development? Does your school have an effective, comprehensive academic language curriculum in place?
If not, how could you work with colleagues within your school to develop one?
Scarcella, how might academic language instruction be designed to address the needs of both newcomer ELLs and long-term ELLs? Based on what you heard today, can you describe skills other than vocabulary knowledge that are essential to academic language proficiency? What types of professional development activities do you think would be helpful to teachers who want to learn more about effective academic English instruction?
She has written over sixty scholarly publications on ESL teaching and L2 acquisition, edited numerous volumes, and written many methodology books and textbooks.
In the last four years, she has provided teacher professional development workshops to over 10, elementary and secondary teachers. What is academic language? How do we move our English language learners beyond survival English? Joining me is Dr. It must be an important topic.
Academic language is a language used in school context. And those who have acquired academic language tend to go on and become very successful in academic settings. Unfortunately, those students who do not apply our academic language oftentimes fail and sometimes end up dropping out of school.
I believe you brought an example to share with us. I brought these two letters from my student Vaughn. Vaughn came from Vietnam at age five. And she went through all of our public schools. And you can see that she wrote this letter because she was really distraught.
I was the Director of the Program. And she was my student. She did not want to be in this class. And so she wrote this letter. And she actually brought all her work from her high school.
And she had poetry to share with me.
And she had essays and a variety of different written work. All of which was written in a very interesting style of informal, everyday English. And so she wrote this beautiful letter saying that she had read many books, that she had written and spoken English since-she said-"since time I come to the U.
She always speaks English with her friends in the dorm, and she "reads many book," she writes. I have competent in English. And so you then put her through a program of instruction. And at the end of the year, she wrote the second letter.
And so, in the second letter, you could tell the difference. You can see this amazing difference in her vocabulary, in her grammatical development, even in her rhetoric. And then she goes on and she asks for a letter of recommendation. Well, she does get this letter.
She does actually get an internship in Washington, D. And then she goes on after she graduates from UCI into graduate school. And you can see what excellent English she uses.21st Century Skills Early Learning Framework The 21st Century Skills Early Learning Framework and Guide offer a practical tool for practitioners and advocates to integrate 21st century skills into .
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More than articles on teaching techniqutes from previous issues of the Internet TESL Journal which is a monthy web magazine for teachers of English as a second language.
Featuring Dr. Robin Scarcella, this webcast provides an overview to academic language instruction for English language learners, as well as teaching strategies, activity ideas, and recommended resources.
This course addresses several aspects creating a collateral learning experience. Student will be introduced to reflection journaling, helping the student make deep personal and applied connection to the course material at hand.
Helping Your Child with Organization and Study Skills. By: Joan Sedita. Introduction. Just as a carpenter needs the right tools (such as a saw and hammer) and basic skills (such as how to measure and cut wood) to frame a house, students need the right tools (such as notebooks and assignment pads) and basic study skills (such as reading and note-taking skills) to be successful in school.