Writing Strategies for ESL Students
The focus of this series will be how to integrate strategies to enhance the writing instruction in your classroom. In this presentation, we will be discussing the four domains of language. We will review the five stages of language acquisition including characteristics of each stage, writing strategies that can be integrated into your classroom for each stage of learner, as well as a focus for instructional practices. We will discuss and clarify the importance of understanding the two different types of language, BICS and CALP. We will then focus on three strategies that can be used at each stage, across all content areas, and for all ages of learners.