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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Teaching Academic Language has created a struggle for many teachers. Here are some great strategies that will work in the classroom. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief

Ideas to help students learn the "academic language"

College professor and former teacher Todd Finley shares eight strategies for teaching students "academic language." His tips include offering guidelines to model the proper language, such as sentence frames to help students summarize their reading or a list of transition words to use when writing. "No student comes to school adept in academic discourse -- thus, thoughtful instruction is required," he writes. Finley's blog (1/2)Bookmark and Share

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