Building Better Sentences: Rigorous Syntax for English Learners

Building Better Sentences

Rigorous Syntax for English Learners

When & Where:

December 8 & 9, 2020

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm CST

Remote Learning via Zoom*

Presented by: Natalia Heckman

*Zoom links will be included in confirmation email

What it is:

This training offers teachers of English Learners an opportunity to examine common ELA practices through the lens of Language Acquisition Theory and to explore a variety of techniques for sentence, paragraph, and essay level writing. Some of the topics we will address include teaching syntax through communicative context, freewriting vs. deliberate writing practice, tiered sentence stems and essay frames. 

In this 3-hour online workshop participants will learn: 
  • Explore quick, 10-minute grammar activities

  • Engage with deliberate writing strategies

  • Practice using various scaffolds to promote writing

  • Practice incorporating oracy as a step into literacy