With a focus on expository writing geared for ENL students, participants will cull the CCSS writing and language standards for their application to content-specific writing genre within ENL instruction. In doing so, participants will level strategy and expectation with assignments as they align with state and national standards. Planning of performance writing tasks (or other writing assignments) will take central focus as participants learn to strategically scaffold in order to close grade-level achievement gaps while meeting the expectations for ENL students within the Common Core.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand genre and CCSS expectations as they apply to expository writing and ENL students.
  • Apply new strategies to teaching for ENLs while facilitating the writing process as it applies to content area writing and CCSS expectations.
  • Plan and scaffold for differentiated writing tasks specific to ENL students.