English language learners often struggle to meet the increased classroom writing demands of curriculum standards, and many schools seem at a loss for solutions.
In these pages, ELL expert Ivannia Soto builds on the ground-breaking research she presented in her previous book ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change to show how oral language development scaffolds writing skills. To implement this knowledge, Soto offers educators a powerful set of tools:
Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer Model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing
Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural and narrative
Sample lesson plans and graphic organiser templates
ELLs must develop oral language skills before meeting the writing requirements for many curriculum standards. Moving From Spoken to Written Language With ELLs provides the tools to make this happen.