Oral interactions promote the development of conceptual understandings and language proficiency. Ensuring English Learners have multiple opportunities to practice language and discuss grade-level content is essential. In this webinar, upper elementary teachers learn how to support 3-5 grade students’ oral language development by asking questions that promote student analysis of a text’s key themes in distance learning environments.
The following topics will be addressed in this session:
• Introduction to oral language development and its importance for English Learners
• Strategically designing questions to support text analysis and language development using grade-level texts
• Increasing opportunities for student talk in distance learning environ