The main assumption is that a second language can be learned in the same way as the first — through the same natural processes.
The new updates make WPP more closely aligned to classroom instruction, current standards, and enable teachers and students to have more flexibility within the program. What's New Additional prompts, graphic organizers, and tutorials. Students can work on more than one essay at a time and save essay drafts without submitting them for scoring.
Teachers can recommend a specific prompt to a student or group of students.
More accurate essay feedback leading to revision. Features And Benefits Pathways to Writing with WPP enables students in Grades 3 — 12 to work on their writing skills at their own pace, with individualized attention.
Stimulus-based and non-stimulus Narrative, Informative, and Argumentative prompts. Essay Feedback And Scoring Immediate essay feedback provides students with better information and analysis to inform the revision process--the key to improved writing! Notes capitalization, grammar, and spelling errors with multiple spelling suggestions.
Provides an overall essay score as well as scores for individual writing traits. Suggests relevant tutorials based on student scores and prompt genre. Students using WPP in school can engage in peer-to-peer collaboration and feedback.
Teachers can add their own feedback and suggestions to a student's essay. Teachers can edit a student's scoring level to score essays based on different grade level standards. Performance Reports These reports allow teachers to view their class averages by trait, total score, and writing genre.
Individual student performance reports show trait and total score averages. Prompt Reports Allow teachers to monitor how students are performing on specific prompts and how the prompts are being utilized in the class. Includes multiple options for sorting and viewing data as well as individual trait scores.
The report lists the number of student essays, drafts, and submissions. Progress Reports Allows teachers to monitor class progress by month and across three years.
The 6-trait, 6-point rubric used in past years is essentially the same as the new one, with similar descriptors and language. While the total possible score 36 vs.Response options 'Response format' allows you to choose what is available for the students when typing their essays, for example the regular WYSIWYG editor with or without the option to upload files, or a plain text editor (with no formatting.).
Structures for Active Participation and Learning During Language Arts Instruction. by Dr.
Kate Kinsella, Dr. Colleen Shea Stump, and Dr. Kevin Feldman. Introduction: A Rationale for Structured Engagement and Participation. Students need to learn how to write persuasive essays. This skill is critical because it is often tested.
This skill is critical because it is often tested. Writing a research paper may be more difficult, but students can’t be expected write one in an hour. The mini-lessons fall into four distinct categories: lessons about topics, lessons about principles of writing, lessons about genres, and lessons about conventions (please note that sometimes conventions will be taught out of the context of writing mini-lessons as separate grammar lessons).
TPR stands for Total Physical Response and was created by Dr. James J Asher. It is based upon the way that children learn their mother tongue. Parents have 'language-body conversations' with their children, the parent instructs and the child physically responds to this. Trusted by thousands of teachers and hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations, BetterLesson Professional Learning is the only professional development program that is personalized, specific, and tailored to the needs of an individual teacher and the needs of the students in the classroom.