Challenge: How can ELLs develop the language skills and confidence needed to be active participants in academic writing and discussions?
Academic writing and discussion develops critical thinking skills and deepens a student's understanding of content. For ELLs, academic discussion also builds listening and oral language skills while also promoting engagement through social interaction.
Thinking about using Actively Learn to support writing and discussion? Here are some ideas:
- Include sentence stems in notes and questions to model language forms for students to use while writing. Also, display stems for students to reference during oral discussions.
Download the complete Instructional Guide: Supporting Academic Writing & Discussion