Building Vocabulary for ELLs in the Pre-production and Early Production Stages
From your required reading and other sources, write a 500‐750 word persuasive essay to your fellow teachers describing the benefits of strategies that encourage vocabulary development within the pre‐production and early production stages of language acquisition. These strategies should transcend all content areas. Describe the Silent Period and how it affects vocabulary development. How could this be accounted for within your teaching?
Read “Perspectives on the ‘Silent Period’ for Emergent Bilinguals in England,” by Bligh and Drury, from Journal of Research in Childhood Education (2015).
– Read “Promoting Vocabulary Learning for English Learners,” by Wessels, from Reading Teacher (2011).