SENIOR - WRITING - LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS ELEMENT
Choose words that convey specific meaning and add interest to the writing.
LANGUAGE CONVENTIONS DESCRIPTOR – STEP 3
Choose key subject-specific words to write about a topic.
STRUCTURES THAT SUPPORT THIS PRACTICE
  • Gradual release of responsibility
  • 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
  • Sensory support for every lesson
  • Continue to focus on student meaning and begin to emphasize correctness of expression
  • Accountable Talk
  • Think alouds
TOOLS
VIDEO CLIPS
POLICY DOCUMENT CONNECTIONS
The Ontario Curriculum 9-12 English as a Second Language/English Literacy DevelopmentRevised 2007

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

Growing Success pp.76-78