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Workshop 1 Links

ESOL Online Website

http://esolonline.tki.org.nz/ESOL-Online/Teacher-needs/

This website is a rich source of information, research material and practical strategies developed particularly for teachers working in New Zealand primary and secondary schools with English language learners. It provides principled information on how to best support very new learners through to more advanced learners of English in school settings. The following URLs are included to provide links to specified strategies.

Activating prior knowledge / KWHL chart

 

Graphic Organisers

 

Strip Texts

 

Speaking Frames

 

Thomas, W. and Collier, V. (1997). School Effectiveness for Language Minority Students. NCBE Resource Collection Series, No. 9, December 1997.

https://ncela.ed.gov/files/rcd/BE020890/School_effectiveness_for_langu.pdf

This article outlines the most effective programmes for enabling minority students to reach or exceed academic grade age norms in schools in the United States of America.


Workshop 2 Links

 

Bloom, B.

References to Bloom’s taxonomy on the internet are under Thinking Skills in the TKI search:

Bloom’s taxonomy of cognitive processes provides a useful framework for focusing classroom discussion on thinking skills and questioning. Bloom’s taxonomy can be used to ask questions at the following levels: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

ESOL Online Website for strategies

On the ESOL Online home page: go to the strategies link. There are a number of strategies that incorporate questioning at different levels, including the following, which provide a direct link to the relevant page:

Questioning based on 3 Level Guides

Modality: to support inferred question formation

Optimising opportunities for students to speak – Wait time

 


 

Workshop 3 Links

ESOL Online Website for strategies

On the ESOL Online home page: go to the strategies link. There are a number of strategies that incorporate sequencing, including the following direct link:

Strip Texts

Wray, D

This website provides information on David Wray’s work with writing frames. Wray provides practical examples of writing frames based on text types in specific genres, including, descriptions, explanations, arguments, narratives and instructions.

 

Writing exemplars from English Online

Description

Explanation

Instructions

Argument

Narrative / Recount

Also refer to: English Online, which provides a clear description of different text forms and their features including: descriptions, explanations, instructions, narratives, recounts, reports and arguments.

 

Checklists for writing

Exemplars transactional Writing: Argument

Writing Frames

 

 

Workshop 4 Links

 ESOL Online Website for strategies

On the ESOL Online home page: go to the strategies link. There are a number of strategies that incorporate learning to learn and vocabulary learning:

Collocation Chart

 

Follow Up Workshop Links

Using Four Language Skills: Skills Flow

Understanding and using positional language: Picture Dictation

Teaching about text forms can help students understand how text is structured and why. We need to be careful, however, to be flexible about the features in a text form. Authentic text forms are often mixed. Text forms evolve and change.

Using mini role play to produce language and target vocabulary: Say It!

 

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