JUNIOR WRITING - LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS ELEMENT
Choose words that convey specific meaning and add interest to the writing.
LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS DESCRIPTOR – STEP 4
Choose expressive and subject-specific vocabulary to write in a variety of forms.
STRUCTURES THAT SUPPORT THIS PRACTICE
  • Gradual release of responsibility
  • 100 minute Literacy block
  • 3 part lessons
  • Highly visual classroom environment
  • Flexible groupings
  • Multiple opportunities with various text forms
  • Learning goals/success criteria have visual components
  • Descriptive and timely feedback structures to support for and as learning
  • Accountable talk
  • Think alouds
  • Sensory support for every lesson
  • Explicit teaching of expressive language
  • Begin to focus on increasingly correct and precise language
TOOLS
VIDEO CLIPS
POLICY DOCUMENT CONNECTIONS
Supporting English Language Learners Practical Guide Grades 1-8 (2008) p.57

Many Roots, Many Voices: Supporting English Language Learners in all classrooms (2005)

Growing Success pp.76-78