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The Common Core Oral Language Standards and Accountable Talk Read Aloud

The Common Core Oral Language Standards and Accountable Talk Read Aloud | Educational Consulting | Scoop.it

For me, oral language has always seemed like the bedrock of my ELL students’ language development.  Often it develops before literacy and when students have strong speaking and listening skills you can use them to develop literacy skills.

 

This school year, oral language has become a focus for my whole elementary school because the Common Core devotes a whole strand of English Language Arts standards to “Speaking and Listening.”  These standards build on each other so that all students will have effective academic conversation and presentation skills by the time they leave high school.

 

This new focus on oral language for all students will benefit ELLs because it gives classroom teachers a way to look at teaching oral language, something that may at times seem confusing or imposing to mainstream teachers.  Many teachers are very comfortable teaching content that they know well, but the idea of teaching the language of that content seems foreign to them.


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On K. Joo's curator insight, June 8, 2013 4:51 PM

Accountable Talk Read Aloud or Interactive Read Aloud is a great way for young students to participate in class discussions.

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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | Educational Consulting | Scoop.it

Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.


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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:22 PM

twitter alone might not be sufficient, as we (or most of us) not 'always online', we have to do other things. combining twitter with a mechanism to comb through the # and compile personalized feed, would be useful.

Catherine Smyth's comment, April 23, 2013 9:20 PM
I'm a fledgling tweeter but love the way Twitter ignites discussion and ideas within a professional community.
Laura Conley's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:28 PM

Twitter is a fantastic resource for PD.