QTEL SUMMER INSTITUTES
SCAFFOLDING ENGLISH LEARNERS’ WRITING OF EXPOSITORY AND ARGUMENTATIVE TEXTS*
This institute focuses on the development of participants’ expertise to engage their students in deep learning of writing expository and argumentative texts. Exploring The Curriculum Cycle and a Functional Model of Language, participants will engage in exemplars that help to build and strengthen a collaborative approach to the writing process. Accordingly, some of the topics you will learn in this institute include:
How to use the sociocultural theory that underlies QTEL Principles to transform for ELA/Literacy into powerful writing experiences for students in language arts/literary classrooms
Why scaffolding the writing process support and challenge students in the attainment of deep academic and conceptual knowledge
How to engage students in collaborative writing and reflection
Why and how the learning in a language arts/literacy classroom is inherently intertwined with oral and written arguments that respond to ideas, events, facts and arguments presented in texts students read.
*Pre-requisite: Having completed a QTEL Building the Base institute