Teaching Writing to English Learners (4-12) – After School Session

Teaching Writing to English Learners (4-12)

When & Where:

October 26 & 27, 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 do the following:

  • 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 

Who Should Attend:

  • ELA teachers of ELs in General, Sheltered Instruction
  • ESOL and ESL teachers of students of all proficiency levels 
  • Campus ELA team leaders; ELA PLC-level leaders
  • Teachers of Newcomers in NAC and NLD programs
  • District ELA and ESL coordinators
  • Instructional Coaches and Specialists