Category Archive: EAL

Spelling in a Writing Workshop

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The truth… I’d rather not talk about spelling. There are more important things in a writing workshop, than to talk about spelling. Spelling well is a good thing. When we edit what we write, it is profusely important, but it has nothing to do with growing a writer.
When we focus on spelling or grammar correctness, the growing writer becomes stifled.

English Language Development Frames

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When my sister and I were kids, we played Super Mario Brothers on Nintendo. I witnessed her saving the princess at least three times during our summer video game marathons. I watched as… Continue reading

Supporting EAL Students in Writing Workshop

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Eight educators share their expertise to help us understand the way to meet the needs of students who are learning English within the context of writing workshop.