There are many layers to developing a good opinion piece, and oral language can be used to support students throughout this process in ways that are both engaging and fun. Here is a quick if/then troubleshooting guide to support the use of oral language to build opinion writing skills.
Category: oral language
Talking it Out: Oral Language as a Tool for Revision
It’s no secret that storytelling helps children develop a sense of story. It’s no secret that oral language supports kids who don’t yet have the mechanics of writing. And it’s no secret that storytelling and oral language allow students to compose writing in a low-risk, often fun way. What many don’t realize, however, is that oral language can support writing throughout the writing process, and that learners of all ages - through adulthood! - can benefit from bringing oral language into the picture. In this post, I’ll share a few activities that highlight the way oral language can strengthen writing instruction. Focused on later parts of the writing process, these activities support revision and feedback. I’ll explain each activity, tell you why I love it so much, and offer tips for adapting each one for different learners.