The Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS) is committed to providing guidance, assistance, and support to all of Arizona’s school districts and charter schools charged with the educational needs of Arizona’s English language learner (ELL) population by… -more-
Face to Face Trainings –All registration is found at: http://www.azed.gov/english-language-learners/eld_pd/
Writing from Sources explains why we need to emphasize the use of evidence to inform or make logical arguments. While students are familiar with the personal narrative, using evidence to support claims or opinions may be a challenge. Showing students how to do this effectively is also a challenge. This one-day workshop explains this important instructional shift and will focus on: • Effective use of evidence/Writing from Sources • Using argument in the SEI/ELA classroom with ELLs.
Demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking are essential components of the ELP Language Standards. This one-day workshop will focus on building teacher knowledge of basic grammar terms, grammatical structures, and grammar instruction.
To provide K-3 teachers, ELL teachers, K-12 special education teachers, interventionists, reading teachers and coaches the basic knowledge of the parts of speech (grammar) and the essential structure of a sentence (syntax). The foundational skills are presented in a sequential order using multisensory approach to help students acquire our English language and literacy skills. Participants will: • Understand the importance of teaching grammar components through multisensory strategies. • Learn how to teach the eight parts of speech • Learn sequential steps for teaching sentence construction.
This one day workshop will address Shift 4 Text-based Answers of the shifts in ELA that will impact English language learners. The workshop will model and use various activities to demonstrate a close reading as an instructional support and practice routines that teachers can use with all proficiency levels. Participants will gain understanding of text complexity and text selection appropriate for close reading and writing and how to recognize text dependent questions. The workshop will focus on the research of Fisher, Frey, Fillmore, and Kinsella. Participants will receive an informational text for use in classroom instruction.
This one day workshop will address Shift 4 Text-based Answers in ELA that will impact English language learners. The workshop will use modeling and various activities to demonstrate a close reading routine teachers can use with students to help them become independent readers and thinkers about text. In addition to the reading routine, participants will learn how to select texts appropriate for close reading and write text dependent questions. Participants will also learn methodologies to support classroom discussion and writing about text. The workshop will focus on the research of Fillmore and Kinsella in addition to The Thinker’s Guide to How to Read a Paragraph- The Art of Close Reading by Paul and Elder and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading by Fisher, Frey and Lapp.
OELAS Website At-A-Glance:
- Announcements / Memorandums
- Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA)
- Arizona English Language Learners Task Force
- Arizona State Board of Education Approved SEI Endorsement Training
- Articles of Interest and Useful Links
- English Language Learner (ELL) Forms
- ILLP Implementation Documents
- Monitoring Documents and Information
- Parent Information
- Practitioners of English Language Learning (PELL) Meeting Information
- Structured English Immersion (SEI) Models
- Title III