EMTAS Supporting EAL Writers

This is a workshop for teachers working with EAL learners who struggle to write despite being able to communicate. It considers recent research  (2015,Victoria Murphy) which illustrates that children with EAL, even when matched on language skills to native-speaking children, still show key differences on their written compositions in relation to native-speaking children.

Training Objectives

  • Learning from the research
  • From Talk to Writing
  • Explicit vocabulary & grammar teaching
  • A range of scaffolding techniques and IT: Timed writing /Creative Dictation / Dictogloss / Writing frames / Sentence starters / Visuals / Mind maps
  • Using EAL Journals effectively to foster a love of writing
  • Cultural Differences