Bolstering Students' Academic Oral Language to Support Literacy and Learning

73 Minutes

Orchestrating classroom interactions that significantly improve students' language and literacy skills is both a science and an art. Students at every age and reading level will gain from informed guidance in targeted language to achieve a range of communicative goals within lesson interactions—from articulating and justifying claims to restating and comparing. Drawing on extensive experience serving under-resourced youths and English learners in K–12 classrooms, Dr. Kinsella will detail the language demands posed by text-based classroom discussion and provide practical guidance and resources to help all students become more agile and confident communicators.