Argumentation for English Language Learners (ELL)


English Language Learners (ELL) face demanding academic and cognitive requirements across content areas and grade levels. Adding writing to that mixture can be even more daunting! This guide works through proficiency levels and demonstrates ways to guide students' thinking, vocabulary development, and comprehension for argumentation.. With the Jane Schaffer Academic Writing terminology, color-coding, and four-level scaffolded approach, students develop English language proficiency by communicating their new learning through writing. Using graphic organizers that guide students’ thinking and writing, this method takes the mystery, the struggle, and the frustration out of getting thoughts on paper.