English Learners and Close Reading: Providing Scaffolding for Writing

In June 2018, staff from the Center for English Learners facilitated a one-hour webinar featuring the writing component of the ACCELL model. The topic focused on scaffolding writing in connection with close reading activities.

During the session participants were able to learn how

  • close reading links with writing to strengthen language and literacy skills;
  • teachers can engage students in discussion about text that serves as a precursor for writing; and
  • graphic organizers and paragraph frames can provide scaffolds for writing academic text.